Bank Robber Arrested Moments After the Crime

053117 Hao Dinh

McLean Police District – A bank robbery suspect is being held without bond this afternoon after being charged with bank robbery and escaping from police custody. Officers responded to the report of a bank robbery in progress at the PNC Bank at 6805 Old Dominion Drive in McLean yesterday, May 30 at 4:47 p.m. A man walked into the bank, displayed a handgun and demanded money from bank employees. After receiving cash, the suspect walked out of the bank and left in a gray pickup truck. There were no injuries. A description of the suspect and vehicle went out over the police radio. At 4:58 p.m., patrol officers spotted the suspect in a gray 2007 Toyota Tundra at the intersection of Anderson Drive and Dolley Madison Boulevard in McLean. Officers took him into custody. They found a gun and cash from the bank in the truck. The suspect, 25-year-old Hao The Dinh of Manassas, was taken to Police Headquarters at 4100 Chain Bridge Road. Upon arriving, Dinh escaped from the back of the police cruiser by slipping out of the handcuffs; which is uncommon but not impossible. He then reached through a partially opened rear window and unlatched the door. He ran across Chain Bridge Road, and officers ran after him. Dinh ran up to a delivery truck, got in and attempted a carjacking while implying to the driver he had a weapon. Officers caught up to Dinh in the truck. The driver was not injured. Officers took Dinh to the Adult Detention Center where he was charged with robbery, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm by a felon, carjacking, and escape without force.


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