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If at first you don't succeed, try another bank

Matt Zapotosky

A goateed man wearing dark clothes and a skull cap robbed a BB&T bank in the Camp Springs area Tuesday, just minutes after he unsuccessfully tried to rob a different bank up the road, police said. What's worse is that the man might be tied to three other bank robberies since December, police said.

The man, believed to be in his 30s or 40s, operates largely the same way each time, police said. He passes a note to the teller demanding money, then leaves with cash, said Officer Henry Tippett, a Prince George's County police spokesman. In the most recent case at the BB&T, the man implied he had a weapon, but he has never actually flashed one, Tippett said.

"He’s basically demanding large bills,” Tippett said.

The man first struck just after 4 p.m. Tuesday at the SunTrust bank on Temple Hill Road, but he fled befire he got any cash, Tippett said. Minutes later, he showed up at the BB&T bank in the 6300 block of Allentown Road, Tippett said. This time, he got away with money.

Tippett said investigators are exploring the possibility the man is connected to three other robberies in which witnesses described a man of similar age and appearance using the same methods. Those robberies occurred Dec. 29 at a SunTrust bank on Watkins Park Drive near Largo, Feb. 23 at a Chevy Chase bank on Marlboro Pike near Upper Marlboro and Feb. 24 at a Wachovia bank on Apollo Drive near Largo, Tippett said.

-- Matt Zapotosky

By Matt Zapotosky  |  March 3, 2010; 10:02 AM ET
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Comments

Check the work schedule to see which cops were off duty. Then start your investigation there. Would the public be surprised?

Posted by: OhBrother67 | March 3, 2010 10:41 AM | Report abuse

Check the work schedule to see which cops were off duty. Then start your investigation there. Would the public be surprised?
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Not in PG County.

Posted by: checkered1 | March 3, 2010 10:44 AM | Report abuse

Check the work schedule to see which cops were off duty. Then start your investigation there. Would the public be surprised?

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"Oh no you didn't", say something bad about, PG finest......

Posted by: ENJOYA | March 3, 2010 2:10 PM | Report abuse

What about the citizens of PG County?

Posted by: uncivil | March 3, 2010 3:43 PM | Report abuse

I am sure he is black.

Posted by: nativeva1 | March 3, 2010 9:52 PM | Report abuse

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