ARLINGTON, Va. Four men last week were indicted on charges of robbing a Navy FCU branch here of more than $60,000 last month.
The suspects, who police say were from adjacent Washington, D.C. and in their 20s, obtained a black Jeep Liberty that had been stolen from the District, then parked the Jeep in front of the branch. Three of the suspects then entered the credit union shortly before 10 a.m. that day, while one stayed inside the Jeep so the men could escape quickly after the robbery.
The three entered the branch, brandished guns, and ordered employees and members to the floor, according to the indictment. They allegedly obtained $60,411 in cash, fled in the getaway car and then abandoned the vehicle about a half-mile away from the credit union.
But there were GPS trackers hidden in some of the stacks of money. One of the devices alerted police to the vicinity of a house in Washington shortly after the robbery.
When Washington police searched the area, they approached the suspects and the suspects ran away. During their flight, they discarded ski masks, gloves, two GPS trackers and more than $19,000. Police eventually apprehended them in a nearby wooded area, according to court documents.
The alleged robbers, identified by authorities as Keith Reed, Stanley Winston, Anthony Cannon and Tobias Dyer, each have been charged with conspiracy, armed robbery of a federal credit union and firearms charges, in connection with the robbery.