Man posing as Hillary Clinton robs Sterling bank at gunpoint
A gun-wielding man wearing a Hillary Clinton mask robbed a Sterling bank on Dec. 27, authorities said.
The man walked into the Wachovia bank in Community Plaza about 9:14 a.m., approached a teller, brandished a firearm and demanded cash, according to Loudoun County sheriff’s office reports.
The robber then fled the bank in an unknown direction with an undisclosed amount of cash.
No injuries were reported, according to Kraig Troxell, spokesman for the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.
Witnesses described the robber as a 6-foot-tall black man. He was last seen wearing a black jacket with a red shirt underneath, according to reports.
The Dec. 27 robbery is the second time the Wachovia bank in Sterling’s Community Plaza has been robbed this year.
On Nov. 20, authorities said the bank was robbed at gunpoint by Benjamin L. Sebastian, 32, of Inwood, W.Va.
Sebastian, an alleged serial bank robber, was arrested Dec. 11 and charged with six regional bank robberies, including the Sterling Wachovia bank and an Oct. 6 armed robbery of the Bank of America in Sterling’s Regal Plaza.
He remains in police custody.
Authorities are asking anyone who was in the area of the Community Plaza or the Towncenter Plaza at Route 7 and Dranesville Road between 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. on Dec. 27 and saw anything suspicious to contact Investigator K. Poland of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division at 703-777-0475.
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