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Suspect in robberies taken into custody


A Virginia man believed to have robbed 11 banks in Virginia and Maryland was arrested Saturday evening at his home, according to FBI officials.

Thai Thanh Pham, 37, who shared a house with his parents in the 9600 block of Woodedge Drive in Burke, was charged by Fairfax County authorities with the Dec. 24 robbery of Wachovia Bank in Maryfield, Va. He was being held yesterday at Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.

Pham is expected to be charged today by federal authorities in U.S. District Court in Alexandria with a Jan. 7 robbery of a bank in Falls Church, said Special Agent Susan E. Lloyd, spokeswoman for the FBI in Washington.

Pub Date: 2/01/99

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