Virginia Man Accused of Robbing Burned-Out Bank - NBC4 Washington

Julie Carey and the News4 team covering where you live

Virginia Man Accused of Robbing Burned-Out Bank



    Virginia Man Accused of Robbing Burned-Out Bank

    After fire ripped through the roof of a bank in Fairfax, Virginia, last month, a man went in and looted it, according to court documents.

    United Bank at the Fair Lakes Shopping Center caught fire just after 4 p.m. May 2 after someone discarded a cigarette into mulch, which ignited a pine tree and spread to the roof of the bank, investigators said.

    Now Dmitry Christensen is charged with burglary and larceny. 

    Police were investigating Christensen on a drug charge when he gave an officer permission to search his phone, according to a search warrant. That revealed photos of safes and computer parts.

    Christensen admitted going into the burned-out bank and taking money, computer equipment, safes, surveillance equipment and keys to the bank's locks and putting the items in a storage unit, according to court documents.

    A search of the storage unit found some of the stolen items.

    Watch NBC4 and get the latest news anytime, anywhere. Check here for TV listings.