Arlington Man Pleads Guilty to Robbing Two Alexandria Banks
For Immediate Release: October 20, 2016
On October 20, 2016, Budder Khan, a 26 year old resident of Arlington County pleaded guilty to two counts of Bank Robbery. The facts in this case are as follows:
On April 18, 2016, the defendant entered the Suntrust Bank located on Mt. Vernon Avenue in the City of Alexandria. The defendant approached a teller and handed her a threatening note that stated it was a robbery and that she needed to give him all of her money. She did so, handing him $3,309. The defendant left the bank before the police arrived.
On April 28, 2016 the defendant entered the Wells Fargo on Fern Street in Alexandria and handed the teller at the bank a note, again stating that it was a robbery and that she needed to give him her money. This teller also complied and the defendant again left before the police arrived. The defendant stole $1,195 in this robbery.
The defendant was identified by both tellers as the man who had robbed them. The defendant also made statements to law enforcement officers following his arrest stating that he had thrown away the clothing he was wearing because he knew the police were coming for him and that he had committed the robberies because of his heroin habit.
After the guilty plea was accepted by the Court, the matter was continued to December 15, 2016 for sentencing. No plea agreement was extended to the defendant by the Office of the Alexandria Commonwealth’s Attorney in this case. The maximum possible penalty for bank robbery is life in prison. The defendant is being held in the William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center pending sentencing.
The case was prosecuted by Senior Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney David A. Lord and Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Joseph Martin.