Duke Street bank robber remains at large

Police say this man held up a Duke Street Virginia Commerce Bank Wednesday afternoon. (Courtesy APD)

Alexandria police say an unidentified man strode into the 5140 Duke St. Virginia Commerce Bank Wednesday afternoon and held up a teller for an undisclosed amount of cash.

The suspect, described as a black man about 5-foot-7 with a medium build, entered the bank at roughly 2:27 p.m., according to authorities. Implying he had a weapon, the suspect demanded money from a bank teller.

After taking the cash, the suspect, wearing a red stocking cap with black trim, black hooded sweatshirt, dark pants and boots, fled on foot. He was last seen heading west on Duke Street, police said. Authorities did not release the amount of money stolen in the heist.

There were no reported injuries during the robbery.

Police urge anyone with information regarding the bank heist to call Detective Chris Whelan at 703-746-6884 or the department’s criminal investigations unit at 703-746-6711. Witnesses can remain anonymous.