Man attempts robberies of three banks in 30 minutes (video)


WASHINGTON – D.C.  – A man has been taken into custody after police connected him to three attempted bank robberies within 30 minutes.

According to investigators, the incidents occurred Friday morning, when the suspect hit an M&T Bank near the Metro Center at about 9:20 a.m. He successfully stole an undisclosed amount of money.

Next, the suspect hit a BB&T bank on Connecticut Avenue at about 9:35 a.m., though this attempt yielded no loot.

Finally, the man failed yet again, striking a Bank of America on 17th Street at 9:50 a.m.

All three crimes occurred within blocks of the others.

DC police have not released the identity of the suspect they captured, and won’t do so until he’s charged. The suspect was described as a man in his 50’s, with close-cropped hair, driving a gold or silver cadillac.

He was reportedly taken into custody around 3 p.m. Friday afternoon.

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