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Dreadlock-wigged man held up bank twice

Robbery suspect at the bank in Olney in September (left) and previously in July. (Courtesy the Montgomery County Police Department)

Montgomery County Police suspect a man wearing a dreadlocks wig robbed the same bank in Olney twice -- this week and in early July.

In the latest heist, at 3:10 p.m. Wednesday, a man walked into the Sovereign Bank, 17920 Georgia Ave., displayed a handgun and demanded cash. He got money and fled on foot, police said. No one was injured.

Police described the suspect as a black man, between 20 and 30 years old. He is between 6-foot and 6-foot-2 and weighs 160 to 180 pounds. He was wearing a stripped polo shirt, jeans, and a multicolored hat over long dreadlocks. "It is possible that he was wearing a wig," police said.

On July 2, police said, the same bank was robbed by a similarly described man. After the robbery, a dreadlock wig and baseball cap were found nearby.

Police ask anyone with information to call 240-773-5100. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) and be eligible for a possible reward.

-- Dan Morse

By Dan Morse  |  September 3, 2010; 10:40 AM ET
Categories:  Dan Morse , Montgomery  
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Obviously a conspiracy by Glenn Beck or W to create a race argument...I'm sure he put him up to this!

Posted by: BigDaddy651 | September 3, 2010 11:06 AM | Report abuse

That was very smart of him to discard the wig & baseball cap nearby the bank. I guess he never heard of finger print,DNA tracing ! Duh !!

Posted by: Raidersfan2 | September 3, 2010 11:32 AM | Report abuse

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