Two Armed Robberies On West Broad

May 11, 2016

Falls Church City Police are looking for a suspect who robbed the Wells Fargo Bank at 1000 West Broad Street at about 3:50 p.m. Wednesday. The robber implied he had a weapon, but no injuries were reported from any employees or customers. The suspect is described as a middle eastern male with a beard, eyeglasses, red baseball hat, and brown trench coat, about 5′ 10″ tall, and approximately 25-30 years of age.

More information will be released as it becomes available.

There also was an armed robbery a few blocks away May 6. In that incident, a man staying at the Stratford Motor Lodge, 300 W. Broad St., was robbed of his wallet outside the motel by three masked men with handguns. They fled on foot, and the victim was not harmed.

All three suspects wore blue bandanas covering their faces, black t-shirts and jeans. One is described as a white or Hispanic male in his 20s, about 5’6” with dark hair; the second is described as a black male in his 20s, about 5’10”; the third is described as a black male in his 20s, about 5’11”.

Anyone with information on either case is asked to call Falls Church City Police at 703-248-5053.

May 11, 2016 


5 Responses to “Two Armed Robberies On West Broad”

  1. Lou Mauro on May 11th, 2016 5:43 pm

    Wonderful. The unintended, but entirely predictable, consequences of careless uncontrolled urban development. Like night follows day, more potential well-off victims attract more criminals. More stress on police who are thus less able to help in non-violent situations.

  2. Andy Rankin (Falls Church) on May 11th, 2016 8:47 pm

    Banks get robbed everywhere, regardless of urban development. If only urban development would overcome the Stratford Motor Lodge we might see our overall crime stats plummet. I suspect that specific location has the highest concentration of crime in the City.

  3. Steve Wisemiller Falls Church City on May 11th, 2016 9:34 pm

    Let’s not forget The Eden Center Andy..

  4. Lou Mauro on May 12th, 2016 11:03 am

    Andy’s “suspicions” ignore reality and the common sense likelihood of an increase in crime with thousands more residents crammed into a tiny area as an attraction for criminals. This guy has been and continues to be on the Planning Commission, folks. Are he and his fellow developer sycophants now targeting the Stratford Motor Lodge to be “redeveloped” for another 300+ apartments? Guess the commercial part of the “mixed use” would not be a bank though, because “banks get robbed everywhere.” Lol.

  5. Sam Falls Church on August 9th, 2016 3:56 pm

    Lou – if you check the FCPD’s crime logs, you’ll see that the Stratford Motor Lodge has been the site for numerous violent crimes, drug crimes, and prostitution busts over the years…long before some of the big development projects that you oppose.

    You talk about people being crammed into a tiny area as if people aren’t free to come and go as they please. If FC is the crowded, crime-ridden place that you despise so strongly, why not pack up and head west?

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