County detectives with the Major Crimes Division have charged Christopher Conde, age 25, of the 1300 block of Monroe Street N.W. in Washington in connection with the armed robbery of a Chase Bank branch.
Third District officers responded to the report of a crime on July 1 at about 5:05 p.m. at the branch located at 8435 Georgia Ave.
“The investigation by detectives revealed that the suspect entered the bank, displayed a handgun and threatened the teller,” according to a press release. “The suspect announced the robbery and demanded currency. The suspect stole an undisclosed amount of currency and fled from the bank.”
Detectives identified Conde, a former employee at the bank, as the suspect and that he had left the country. Investigators obtained an arrest warrant for Conde on July 15, charging him with one count of armed robbery and first-degree assault.
Conde was arrested at Reagan Washington National Airport as he returned to the country carrying proceeds stolen from the bank. Searches turned up evidence including the clothes Conde was wearing during the robbery, a black replica handgun and more stolen currency.
He currently is being held without bond.