Update (2:59 p.m.): Arlington County police are investigating a bank robbery that occurred Friday afternoon in the Courthouse neighborhood.
Just minutes past 1 p.m. Friday, a man walked into the Wells Fargo in the Courthouse Plaza not far from the Arlington County Police Department. He handed a note to a teller that implied he had a weapon, police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck told Patch.
The man then ran away with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Several customers were in the bank who witnessed the robbery, Sternbeck said. Police were still interviewing witnesses and bank employees as 3 p.m. approached.
The bandit was described as a man in his 20s or 30s and between 5-foot-3 and 5-foot-5.
At the time of the robbery, he was wearing a black windbreaker, a bonnie hat — a round hat with a floppy brim and chinstrap — and dark blue jogging pants with light blue piping down each leg.
The FBI was on the scene, which is normal for bank robberies.
Investigators were waiting for a third party to arrive to access surveillance video, Sternbeck said. Officers will go to neighboring businesses to see if any have cameras facing the Courthouse Plaza.
No one was injured during the robbery, and no one actually saw a weapon, Sternbeck said.
Police received multiple calls about the man fleeing and are trying to determine which ones were accurate, he said.
"We're still getting to the bottom of that," Sternbeck said. "Who's to say that individual knew that the police department was across the street?"
Original article (2:23 p.m.): Arlington County police are investigating a bank robbery that occurred Friday afternoon in the Courthouse neighborhood.
At around 1 p.m., a man walked into a bank in the Courtyard Plaza not far from the Police Department, said Lt. Mike Watson. The man implied that he had a weapon.
Police are on the scene. The man was last seen running toward Barton Street, Watson said.
Patch will update this story as more information becomes available.