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Arlington police seeks bank robbery suspect

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The Arlington County Police is seeking the public's help to identify a man who robbed an Arlington bank Thursday afternoon.

The suspect entered the BB&T Bank in the 5500 block of Lee Highway at about 12:30 p.m. He showed a note demanding money, and implied he had a weapon. After he received cash, he ran away.

The suspect is described as a white male with gray hair between 50 and 60 years old, 6 foot tall and 180 lbs. At the time of the robbery he wore a baseball cap, glasses, a blue and white plaid button down shirt and khaki pants. This robbery and suspect description are similar to another bank robbery on June 6, 2011.

Anyone who has information about this robbery or the identity of the suspect is asked to call the Arlington County Police Department Tip Line at 703 228-4242, or Detective Donald Fortunato at (703) 228-4197. Det. Fortunato can also be reached by email at dfortunato@arlingtonva.us.

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