Northern Virginia Bureau reporter David Culver
Northern Virginia Bureau reporter David Culver looks at a series of bank robberies across the area.
A disturbing crime trend out of northern Virginia: Fairfax County police told New4's Northern Virginia Bureau bank robberies are on the rise, more than doubling since 2012.
The robberies span from Alexandria to Fairfax County to Loudoun County. In each case the suspects got away with cash.
The most recent incident happened Thursday in Sterling. About 9 a.m. a man walked into the PNC Bank off Sterling Boulevard. He demanded money and got away.
Within hours of the robbery, the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office released a surveillance image of the suspect. The FBI followed up with a wanted poster and reward.
In the past three weeks there have been eight bank robberies across northern Virginia. Five of them in Fairfax County.
Police say the rate also jumped in the past year. In 2012 there were eight bank robberies. In 2013 the number spiked to 17.
Investigators are not saying if the robberies are connected. There have been no arrests.