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Man in burqa robs Md. bank

A man wearing what was said to be a burqa robbed a bank Tuesday in Montgomery County, county police reported.

A burqa is a loose garment worn by Muslim women that generally covers the face and most of the body.


Surveillance images of the suspect and his car. (Montgomery Police)

Police said the robbery occurred about 4:20 p.m. at a TD Bank branch in the 3100 block of Briggs Chaney Road in the Silver Spring area. They said a man entered, showed a gun and demanded money. He received an undetermined amount and fled.

Police said he wore "a long black burqa over his face," and also wore blue jeans.

He was described as a man of unknown race who spoke with what was described as "a Middle Eastern" accent.

No further details were immediately available. No photograph was provided.

-- Martin Weil

By Mike McPhate  |  August 11, 2010; 7:26 AM ET
Categories:  Montgomery , Robbery  
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hope he ends up being gunned down.

Posted by: OldSalt8 | August 11, 2010 8:20 AM | Report abuse

Peace, Love, Dove.

Posted by: jnrentz@aol.com | August 11, 2010 10:33 AM | Report abuse

I'm surprised it took this long to start happening. If I can't walk around in a ski mask, burqas should not be allowed either.

Posted by: fighterDC | August 11, 2010 10:47 AM | Report abuse

I'm surprised it took this long to start happening. If I can't walk around in a ski mask, burqas should not be allowed either.

Posted by: fighterDC | August 11, 2010 10:53 AM | Report abuse

He was described as a man of unknown race who spoke with what was described as "a Middle Eastern" accent.
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LOL, and I bet he also had a camel waiting outside for him to get away on too. Of course he spoke with a Middle Eastern accent to throw off the whole investigation.

Posted by: PublicEnemy1 | August 11, 2010 10:55 AM | Report abuse

Could be a "she" with a deep voice...and now we know why France wants to ban the burqa!

Posted by: DecafDrinker | August 11, 2010 11:50 AM | Report abuse

There are some week day mornings, particularly after going out a little too late the night before, that I would like to wear a burka.

Posted by: 123cartoon | August 11, 2010 12:11 PM | Report abuse

Well, isn't Ramadan right around the corner?

And celebrants need money to celebrate ...

Before fasting?

Posted by: kinkysr | August 11, 2010 12:36 PM | Report abuse

A Muslim transvestite? What would Mohammed do?

Posted by: TooManyPeople | August 11, 2010 1:06 PM | Report abuse

Now we know why France banned face-veils.

Posted by: jckdoors | August 11, 2010 2:01 PM | Report abuse

Trannies in burquas are so hot, best of both worlds.

Posted by: kenk3 | August 11, 2010 2:08 PM | Report abuse

He has been identified as Osama bin Robbing of Hyattsville. No other information is known.

Posted by: CubsFan | August 11, 2010 5:07 PM | Report abuse


Someone please kill this fool.

Posted by: nuke41 | August 11, 2010 6:41 PM | Report abuse

MoCo? HoCo? Yet another stupid affectation of the Washington Post.

Posted by: curious606 | August 11, 2010 10:07 PM | Report abuse

fighterDC, ski masks aren't banned. It's the middle of August, please DO feel free to walk around wearing a ski mask, I'm a big believer in weeding out the weak & stupid.

Posted by: tp9113 | August 13, 2010 1:47 PM | Report abuse

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