Saturday, June 9, 2012

Alexandria Bank Robbery?

As we drove for brunch this afternoon to one of our favorite spots in Alexandria, I noticed the yellow tape surrounding a bank. Thinking it was nothing, we passed along down Washington Avenue. On our way back, the yellow tape was still there, with a few police and police cars and plain clothes officers noted around the bank. So, it was either a bank robbery or something worse. We don't usually hear about this sort of thing in Alexandria. But earlier in the week, the DC police email updates contained things like this:

On June 7, 2012 at approximately 11:00 A.M. a citizen was walking in the area of 3rd & D Street, SE.  He was approached by three suspects (juveniles), one grabbed his arm and pointed a weapon at him.  The suspects immediately fled the scene.
First District officers were alerted to a Robbery by the dispatcher along with a lookout for three suspects, one carrying a red bag with a weapon in it.  Within minutes, Officers from the First District who were in the area patrolling their beats observed the suspects running, (one with a red bag ) immediately gave chase and apprehended the suspects.
After talking with the complainant the suspects did not rob him or made any attempts to rob him. Nothing was taken and no injuries were reported.
After coordination and assistance with Detectives from the First District, one subject was placed under arrest.

Unfortunately these thing happen with regularity and are sometimes too close to home. This is probably the main reason I don't like living in an "urban" environment. But there was a murder in our Milwaukee neighborhood and our house was broken in to. You just need to stay alert and hope you're in the right place at the right time wherever you live. But I prefer to see this stuff on TV.

A bank robbery (or worse) in Alexandria?

There were several police about

Something you see on TV

The whole block was taped off

Prefer to view on TV and not in person

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