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FBI needs help locating Va. bank robber

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- The FBI needs your help locating a suspect who is wanted in connection to a bank robbery on Friday.

It happened Friday after 2:00 p.m. at the PNC Bank at 4515 Duke Street in Alexandria.

Police say the suspect entered the bank, approached the teller and demanded money. He received the money and fled on foot.

The suspect is described as a white male with a thin build, 5'10" to 6'0" tall. He was wearing a black and grey Northface jacket, dark pants, aviator style sunglasses, and a black hat with a black logo on it.

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to the identification, arrest and conviction of this bank robber.

Apartment fire ruled accidental in Alexandria

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- Officials say an apartment fire that displaced a family of four has been ruled accidental.

It happened Jan. 2 at 10 a.m. at 8201 Russell Road in Alexandria, Va.

Officials say firefighters encountered smoke coming from the third floor of the apartment upon arrival and quickly brought the fire in the kitchen under control.

No one was home when the fire broke out and the Red Cross is assisting the occupants -- two adults and two children.

Damage is estimated at $60,000 and unattended food on the stove caused the fire.

3 winners in Va. New Year's Millionaire Raffle

RICHMOND, Va. (WUSA9) -- Virginia Lottery officials say there are three $1 million winners in the New Year's Millionaire Raffle.

Officials listed the $1 million tickets as:

#19966 (ticket bought at Apple Market, 3225 Halifax Road, South Boston)
#92069 (ticket bought at 7-Eleven, 13304 Occoquan Road, Woodbridge)
#182316 (ticket bought at State Line Exxon, 4663 Martinsburg Pike, Clearbrook)

Another six ticket holders have won $25,000. Tickets were bought in Lexington, Harrisonburg, Alexandria, Norfolk, Richmond and Skippers.

Three hundred ticket holders each won $500, according to officials.

All the winning numbers are listed here: https://www.valottery.com/en/GamesAndMore/raffle.aspx

 

Alexandria townhouse fire ruled accidental

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- Alexandria fire officials say that no one was injured in a fire at a townhouse on Wednesday morning that resulted in at least $150,000 worth of damage.

The fire was located in the 900 block of N. Alfred Street.

Officials say the fire was "confined mostly to [the] exterior of [the] home." All the occupants were able to escape without injuries shortly before 11 a.m.

Officials say fire damage was confined to the rear deck and outside of the home, but there was some smoke and heat damage inside the home. The outside of the neighboring house also suffered some minor damage.

Occupants of the home of the fire have relocated, according to officials.

Fire marshals determined that the fire was accidental, and appeared to have started in some trash and debris behind the home.

Police search for Va. bank robbery suspect

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- Police are looking for a suspect in connection to a bank robbery in Virginia.

The robbery happened around 12:55 p.m. on December 28 at the M&T Bank, located at 833 S. Washington Street. The suspect went into the bank, passed a note to the teller demanding money and then left after receiving an undisclosed amount, police said. 

Police describe the suspect as a 'black male, 40-50 years-old, approximately 6' tall and 180 lbs. The suspect was wearing a gray hooded-sweatshirt and sunglasses'.

Anyone with information should call Police at 703.746.6711. 

Officials search for police impersonators in Va.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- Officials are investigating two cases of robberies which recently occurred by suspects pretending to be police officers.

The robberies happened on December 2 and December 22 during which several masked men identified themselves as Alexandria police officers, went into hotel rooms, robbed the victims and left. In all cases, the victims had advertised services online and that is how the suspects located them, police said. 

Police caution citizens that if you are stopped by a police officer who is not in uniform and are apprehensive, call 9-1-1. 

Fairfax County Police seek suspect in Wells Fargo Bank robbery

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA 9) -- Fairfax County Police are seeking information about a suspect in a Wells Fargo Bank robbery.

Fairfax County Police reported that on Saturday, a suspect entered the Wells Fargo Bank located at 6110 Franconia Road. 

The man, described as black, approximately 6 feet tall and 220 pounds, demanded an undisclosed amount of cash from a teller and fled.  The man was said to be wearing a green, reflective vest, sunglasses, gray sweatpants and a white hard hat. No one was hurt.

Police ask anyone with information to contact Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, by email to www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text "TIP187" plus your message to CRIMES/274637. People may also call call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.