UPDATE: Alexandria police announced Oct. 15 that they have arrested a suspect, Carlton Thorne Jr., 48, Oct. 12, for the robbery of the TD Bank at 557 South Van Dorn Street. Fairfax County detectives have obtained three warrants charging Thorne with bank robberies that occurred in Fairfax County, including the incident at the TD Bank on Little River Turnpike in Annandale.
The TD bank at 7209 Little River Turnpike, in the heart of Annandale, was robbed Oct. 10. According to a bulletin from the Franconia Police District, a man entered the bank around 4:30 p.m. and passed a note to a 31-year-old teller demanding money. The teller was unable to give the suspect cash so he fled. There were no injuries. An employee who was there at the time told the Annandale Blog, “everybody is safe.”
The suspect was described as black, in his 40s. He left the area in an older model, box-style Jeep Cherokee. Detectives believe this same suspect may be responsible for several other bank robberies, including a robbery at a TD bank in Hybla Valley Oct 4.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Crime Solvers, 866-411-TIPS/8477, text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637, or call Fairfax County Police, 703-691-2131.