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Black hat bandits rob Wells Fargo Bank in Falls Church

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (WUSA9) -- The "Black Hat Bandits" robbed a Virginia bank on Monday afternoon, according to the FBI.

The robbery took place around 12:44 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Bank located at 1000 W. Broad Street in Falls Church.

This was the eighth robbery committed by the bandits since January 2nd. Two of the previous robberies occurred in Maryland, and six occurred in Northern Virginia, police said.

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The three men have managed to elude police, and the FBI says the men have become more brazen with each robbery, threatening customers and holding guns to people's heads.


Two armed suspects dressed in all black entered the bank with ski masks covering their faces while a third suspect waited in the car, officials said.

"I could see they had ski masks on, I didn't get a good look at their faces and honestly they didn't appear to be hustling that much," one witness described.

The suspects brandished small firearms before fleeing in a vehicle toward toward West and Broad Street.


The suspects were described as males in their early forties between 5'7" and 5'9" tall.



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