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Police: Arrest Made in M Street Armed Robbery

Officers observed the incident, which took place at the Sun Trust Bank.

Police arrested Bruce Allen Smith of Culpeper, VA Thursday for allegedly comitting an armed robbery at the SunTrust Bank on M Street, NW in Georgetown, according to a Metropolitan Police Department press release.

The following information was supplied by the Metropolitan Police Department. Where an arrest is mentioned, it do not indicate a conviction.

The incident happened just after 5 p.m. Thursday when the male victim was using the ATM.

According to the press release:

"The suspect then placed an unknown object in the victims back, told him he was armed with a gun, and demanded money.  The victim retrieved US currency from the ATM. Officers who observed the actions of the suspect and victim recognized this as a robbery and immediately entered the ATM enclosure and successfully apprehended the suspect."

Smith has been charged with Robbery While Armed and MPD detectives are investigating whether or not he may have been involved in other robberies.

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