Man robs Md. bank, pedals away
A man who robbed a Montgomery County bank and fled on a bicycle this week may be responsible for five area bank jobs at three different banks.
In the latest heist, about 11 a.m. Tuesday, a man entered the M & T Bank, 11161 New Hampshire Avenue, in White Oak.
Wearing a black ski mask, sunglasses, black baseball cap and black denim jacket, he walked to a teller and pointed a gun, leaving with cash. The suspect fled the bank on a bicycle towards Lockwood Drive, police said.
Police say he may have struck four times before:
- Oct. 30, at the Wachovia Bank branch, 16810 Georgia Ave., Olney. Here is a surveillance photo from that robbery.
- Oct. 14, the same M&T bank in White Oak.
- Sept. 1, a Sovereign Bank branch, 17920 Georgia Ave., Olney.
- July 2, the same Sovereign Bank branch.
In their latest news release, police described the suspect as a black man with a light complexion, 25 to 35 years old, and 5' 7" to 5' 8" tall. That differs from other descriptions, which have put the man as tall as 6' 4." Police said the witnesses did the best they could, and surveillance photos in the robberies are all similar.
Police ask anyone with information about the robberies to call 240-773-5100. Those wishing to remain anonymous or seeking a reward of up to $1,000 can call 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).
-- Dan Morse