Alexandria Police Department Quickly Arrests Suspect After Bank Robbery On S. Washington St.
For Immediate Release: July 8, 2021
The Alexandria Police Department arrested a suspect wanted in a bank robbery in 200 block of South Washington Street.
On Wednesday, July 7, 2021, around 8:40 a.m., officers were dispatched for a robbery in progress at Eagle Bank. A preliminary investigation revealed the 26-year-old male suspect entered the bank and implied he had a weapon while demanding money. The suspect left the bank on foot with an unspecified amount of cash. He was arrested minutes later, less than a block from the bank.
The suspect, identified as Dagmawee Dawit of Alexandria, Virginia, was charged with robbery. It is believed he acted alone.
No one was injured. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Stephen Riley at 703.746.6225 or the police non-emergency line at 703.746.4444.
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