Reston Police District – An off-duty officer assisted with the arrest of a Maryland man believed to be connected multiple regional bank robberies.
At 9:28 a.m. yesterday, Zachary Allen Hunter, 37, entered the Wells Fargo Bank at 1498 North Point Village Center in Reston. Hunter implied he had a firearm and passed a note demanding currency. He left the bank and fled the area in a Mercedes sedan. Officers saturated the area and monitored exits of the local highways.
An off-duty officer heard the sirens and began monitoring his radio. The officer then saw the Mercedes turn down Lincoln Lane in Tysons, but the vehicle did not exit. The off-duty officer coordinated other officers to the location. Hunter was found slouched inside the vehicle and was taken into custody.
Detectives believe Hunter involved in multiple bank robberies in the National Capital Region. Detectives continue to coordinate with our local and federal partners for further charges. Yesterday, he was charged with one count of robbery and held without bond. The money was recovered and no firearm was found.
Detectives are asking anyone with information regarding this incident or others similar to call our Major Crimes Bureau at 703-246-7800, option 5. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Solvers by phone – 1-866-411-TIPS (866-411-8477), and by web – Click HERE. Download the ‘P3 Tips’ App “Fairfax Co Crime Solvers”. Anonymous tipsters are eligible for cash rewards of $100 to $1,000 dollars. Please leave contact information if you wish for a detective to follow up with you.
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