A man walked into the Bank of America at the Regal Plaza shopping center in CountrySide shortly after 11 a.m. today, handed a teller a note and fled with an undisclosed amount of money, the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office reported early Thursday afternoon.
Investigators are now on the scene in Sterling, where the suspect – described as a 6-foot black man with a goatee, wearing sunglasses and a black and gray hat bearing the number 686 – implied to the teller that he possessed a weapon.
It's not clear if the suspect was in fact armed.
Witnesses said the man also wore a heavy black jacket and a black shirt during the holdup.
(For an image of the suspect, see the attached still shot from the bank's video surveillance in the media player above).
Investigators were not sure which direction the suspect headed when he left the bank.
Anyone with information about the robbery or the suspect is asked to call the LCSO’s Criminal Investigations Division at 703-777-0475. Callers wishing to remain anonymous can call Loudoun Crime Solvers at 703-777-1919. Information provided to Crime Solvers that leads to an arrest and indictment could result in a cash reward of up to $1,000.
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Patch will update this article as more information becomes available.