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Bank Robbery in McLean Area

From Fairfax County Police Department:

McLean Police District – Police are investigating a bank robbery that occurred today, Friday, May 6.  At 11 a.m. a man entered the Wachovia Bank at 1311 Dolley Madison Boulevard, displayed a gun and demanded money. The suspect fled with an undisclosed amount of cash. There were no injuries.

The suspect was described as black, around 6 feet tall and wore a black sweatshirt with black pants.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail at www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

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Be Cautious When Donating to Help Victims in Japan

From Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs:

A tragic event, such as an earthquake or hurricane, often prompts an outpouring of assistance from well-meaning citizens. The FBI reminds consumers who receive appeals to donate money in the aftermath of a natural disaster to apply a critical eye and do their due diligence before responding to requests. Past tragedies and natural disasters have prompted individuals with criminal intent to solicit contributions purportedly for a charitable organization and/or good cause. Before making a donation of any kind, consumers should adhere to certain guidelines, including the following:

Can You Identify This Auto Theft Suspect?

Can You Identify This Auto Theft Suspect?

From Fairfax County Police Department:

McLean Police District – Detectives from the Auto Theft Unit are asking the public’s help in identifying a man who stole a green 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee from the Infiniti of Tysons Corner car dealership, located at 8527 Leesburg Pike. The stolen vehicle was parked in an enclosed area on Wednesday, December 8.

            On Sunday, December 12 just before noon, a man drove up to the gate in a maroon Kia Sedona minivan. He exited the vehicle, walked to the gate and opened it. Then, he got into the Jeep and drove away. A female, who was in the passenger seat of the minivan, moved into the driver’s seat and left the scene in the minivan. 

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Tips for Buying and Using Gift Cards

From Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs:

McLean Man Pleads Guilty to Robbing Pharmacies for Illegal Pain Medication

Jonathan Ross Carlton, 23, of McLean, Va., pleaded guilty late Monday to robbery and possession of oxycodone with the intent to distribute. 

Neil H. MacBride, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and Colonel David Rohrer, Fairfax County Chief of Police, made the announcement after the plea was accepted by United States District Judge T.S. Ellis, III. 

Carlton faces a maximum penalty of 40 years in prison, along with restitution, fines, and a term of supervised release when he is sentenced on Feb. 4, 2011. 

Commercial Robbery in the Merrifield Area

From Fairfax County Police Department:

McLean Police District – On Tuesday, November 2 around 7:30 a.m., two men entered the Unique Thrift store located at 2956 Gallows Road. The men displayed handguns and ordered everyone in the store to the floor. Store employees turned over an undisclosed amount of cash and the suspects fled on foot. No one was injured.

The first suspect was described as black, about 5 feet 9 inches to 5 feet 11 inches tall, 190 to 200 pounds, wearing a black jacket. The second suspect was described as black, about 6 feet 1 inch to 6 feet 4 inches tall, 240 to 260 pounds, wearing a gray sweat shirt.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail at www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

89-Year-Old Woman Scammed by Car Thieves

This was sent to us by Fairfax County Police Department:

McLean Police District – Police are searching for a stolen car they believe was taken by two men who scammed an 89-year-old woman out of an undisclosed amount of cash and then stole her car on Thursday evening, September 31. The investigation determined the victim was driving in the morning and got lost in the Leesburg area. Two men offered to escort her home in her vehicle for a fee. She agreed and the men returned the victim to her home in the area of Hopewood Drive and Rosecroft Place, where she handed over the cash. The next day, family members visited the victim and noticed her car was missing. Further investigation revealed that the car key had been taken off of the key ring.