Police Investigate Robbery at Cedar Park BB&T

Update: Thoreau Middle School no longer under lockdown

Update 2:30 p.m.: Normal operations have resumed at Thoreau Middle School.

"Staff reacted swiftly and appropriately, and our students behaved in an exemplary manner. At no time was anyone on school property in any danger," Thoreau Principal Greg Hood said in an email to parents of the school's "secure the building" mode.

Original 2:18 p.m.: Vienna Police are investigating a Tuesday robbery at in the Cedar Park Shopping Center.

Fairfax County K-9 and helicopter units have responded to assist in the investigation, VPD Officer Bill Murray said.

The bank was robbed around 12:55 p.m., Murray said. Police have not yet released information on whether the bank, at 260 Cedar Lane SE, was robbed by one or multiple suspects, if they were armed or if anyone was injured in the event.

Neighboring has been placed under lockdown during the investigation. Murray said it is not clear what time the lockdown will end or how it will affect afternoon dismissal.

Thoreau staff member Donna Fernandez said the school's grounds are secured so nobody can enter or exit the building.

Patch will update this story as more information becomes available.

Lorraine O'Reilly May 23, 2012 at 12:33 AM
I do not like the tone of your comment regarding "Cultural Marxism" What are you implying, that cultures difterent from yours is nothing but trouble?
Viennian May 23, 2012 at 03:54 AM
ahhh the ignorance! Hey, how about you take your head out of your a** and wake up? http://vienna.patch.com/articles/blond-bandit-pleads-guilty http://vienna.patch.com/articles/man-charged-with-dwi-hit-and-run-in-tuesday-night-crash http://vienna.patch.com/articles/alleged-heroin-dealer-arrested-at-vienna-metro-in-undercover-drug-bust
Kim May 23, 2012 at 11:50 AM
What is "Cultural Marxism"? You mean everyone is treated equally under the law? As outlined in our Constitution? Sounds All-American to me. Or do you mean that the suspects came from another country. As opposed to my ancestors who ... oh, never mind.
Wien May 23, 2012 at 12:35 PM
The general area where this bank is located, especially as you get closer to Annandale and Merrifield, is not known for being the best part of the "Vienna" zip code. This bank has been robbed several times before, and will probably continue to be a target until additional steps are taken in security presence. To be fair about the assault on Cedar mentioned above, that was at 1 or 2 in the morning and we still don't know all the facts on what was going on there; it's strange to be in that area at that time of night; don't think there are many nice/safe places to be at that time, even in the 'burbs.
DD May 24, 2012 at 06:36 PM
For the record, police have described the suspect as a black male, not Hispanic.


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