The FBI has launched a new Web site that lets you search for bank robberies by neighborhood and see surveillance shots of wanted crooks. You can also search by date of the robbery or the robber’s nickname.
The FBI reports a total of 49 bank robberies occurred in Washington, DC, and Northern Virginia in fiscal 2012, down from 80 the previous fiscal year. The 2012 number was the lowest in more than ten years, the bureau says. Fifteen of those robberies occurred in the District, and 34 were in Northern Virginia.
Starting today, digital billboards in bus shelters in Washington will feature surveillance footage of wanted robbers in the area.
I checked the photos for the five bank robberies near my office or my house. Don’t recognize anyone. But props to this guy for the Natitude.