Source: Loudoun Times-Mirror
MONDAY, JULY 6 2009
The Leesburg Police Department is investigating a bank robbery that occurred around 1:35 p.m. July 6 at the BB&T on Market Street in downtown Leesburg. This was the second robbery at the bank in a little more than a month.
Police said they are looking for three black males who fled the scene in a black, newer model Volkswagen Jetta with temporary Virginia tags.
LoudounExtra.com Another Robbery at Leesburg BB&T
By Catherine Cheney
Monday, July 6, 2009
Just a block from the Loudoun County court house, BB&T bank called Leesburg police today reporting its second robbery in just six weeks.
"Never a dull moment," an officer said as he lifted the yellow Crime Scene tape dividing the bank from Loudoun-Market Street.
The call was made at 1:40 p.m., said officer Wes Thompson. "We got a call for a robbery, a black male described as well dressed."
There are conflicting reports about the vehicle and appearance of the suspect. Thompson said he went atop the Leesburg Today building, "where you can see pretty much the whole town," to look for the suspect, who has not yet been identified.
As an investigation took place inside, Thompson commented, "I'm sure it's a pretty traumatic experience," referring to what he calls a "coincidence" of two robberies this summer. Thompson said he does not understand why this building has been a target since it "doesn't seem like the most accessible" building in Leesburg.
Police are still waiting for details including the exact time of the crime, whether a weapon was involved, and as Thompson said, "the who, what, when, where, and why."
Most police officers left the scene by 3:15 p.m. after making a "reverse 911 call to the downtown grid" and sending a message to Alert Leesburg to update community members. Eight to ten officers are collectively working the scene, Thompson said.
Employees of the bank, who were speaking with police investigators, would not comment and said to direct press inquiries to the corporate office in North Carolina.
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