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Did a construction worker walk off the job and decide to rob a local bank?

That is what Fairfax County police are asking themselves after a man wearing a construction hardhat and an orange day-glo vest reportedly walked into the Bank of America at 748 Walker Road in Reston shortly before 11 a.m. on Tuesday and demanded money from a teller.

Police said the man then fled without any money, making the case even more baffling.

“”We really don’t know if he is actually a construction worker or if he was wearing some sort of costume,” said police spokesman Bud Walker.

No one was hurt during the alleged robbery attempt, police said.

The man has a tattoo on his right forearm and his face is visible in the bank photos, which police have released, Walker said.

“We are asking the public to pay close attention to the man’s face and to the tattoo in the photos to help police identify him,” he said.

Police describe the man as white, 25 to 30 years old, about 6 feet tall, weighing 200 pounds and with a beard.

gmacdonald@fairfaxtimes.com