Richardson is suspected of trying to rob the BB&T Bank at 6120 Arlington Blvd., in the Willston Shopping Center in Seven Corners.
Police were called after he passed a note to employees demanding money. He fled before receiving any cash. When officers spotted him in the area, he fled but was apprehended.
An investigation determined Richardson is also suspected of attempting to rob a Capitol One Bank at 6367 Seven Corners Center on May 15. In that incident, the teller refused to hand over any cash and the suspect left the bank.
Richardson was transported to the Adult Detention Center and charged with two counts of attempted robbery.
In other crime news, a man was walking on the 2700 block of Arlington Boulevard in Falls Church at around 4 p.m. on May 25 when he was approached by a teenage boy who pointed a weapon at him and demanded money. The victim confronted the suspect who then fled with his friends who were nearby. The suspect was described as Hispanic, heavy set, with short hair. The victim was not injured.