Who is the Pumpkin Bandit at WashingtonFirst Bank in Cedar Lake Plaza and why does the bank CEO Shaza Anderson have such lousy security cameras?
STERLING, VA- The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office reports that it is investigating a bank robbery at the WashingtonFirst Bank in the Cedar Lake Plaza in Sterling, VA.
Bank surveillance cameras provided a really lousy shot of the crook and no other photos which may have been taken outside of the bank before he donned his mask were provided to the public, indicating that such camera shots may not exist.
The CEO and President of WashingtonFirst Bank, Shaza Anderson, prominently displays her mugshot along with the complete Board of Directors, assuring their place in the consciousness of the community but fail to provide the same level of effort in protecting their employees and customers from bank robbers. But CEO Anderson did make sure a seasonal decoration was available – a pumpkin – on the counter. Too bad they didn’t hide a camera in the pumpkin.
The suspect entered the bank shortly before 4PM November 24th, implied he had a weapon and demanded cash. He left the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect is described as a Black male in his mid-twenties to early thirties, 5’10” tall, with a thin build. He was wearing a black ski mask, a button up jean jacket with a white undershirt and black pants.
Anyone with any information regarding this case, or if you know the possibly identity of the suspect, you are asked to call Detective S. Petrakos of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division at 703-777-0475. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are asked to call Loudoun Crime Solvers at 703-777-1919. If the information provided to Loudoun Crime Solvers leads to an arrest and indictment, the caller could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000.