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Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 12/20/2010

Police: Double dip for drive-through robber

By Dan Morse

Twice in five days, according to Montgomery County police, a man robbed a Germantown bank after driving up to a teller window.

The first time he wore a bag and sunglasses over his face. The second time, a black ski mask and shades. Detectives think it's the same person.

In the latest heist, at about 4:30 p.m. Friday, police were called to the Bank of America branch at 19707 Germantown Road. They learned a man had pulled up, announced his desire to rob the bank, and left with cash. He didn't show a weapon, and no one was hurt.

The suspect was described only as a white male with a mustache, according to police. No surveillance images were available.

The previous robbery occurred Monday, Dec. 13, police said.

Authorities described the suspect's vehicle as a beige or tan Toyota four-door.

Police ask anyone with information to call 240-773-5100. Those who wish to remain anonymous or be eligible for a possible reward of up to $1,000 should call 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).

By Dan Morse  | December 20, 2010; 12:53 PM ET
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How does someone rob a drive through? I mean the teller is behind a bullet proof glass and how does this fool get away with driving with no tags, I cant even turn a car around in front of my house with no tags without having to tell officer friendly why there's no tags on the vehicle. well since robbed two banks now he has enough money for a different car...

Posted by: Frank60 | December 20, 2010 1:20 PM | Report abuse

Oh for the love of God...just give the guy a dye pack and once it explodes, ruins the money and chokes him with the tear gas contained in it he'll stop doing this.
What must be the job requirements for a teller at Bank of America...

Posted by: BigDaddy651 | December 20, 2010 1:36 PM | Report abuse

What must be the job requirements for a teller at Bank of America...
You have to be able to count to 60. That's it.
Why would the teller give the robber money? Most drive thru's don't even use the window with a drawer, they use the vacuumed container system. Doesn't make sense, the teller's are stupid. I was a teller, so I know you're supposed to do everything the robber says but this is beyond STUPID.

Posted by: luvdc808 | December 20, 2010 2:48 PM | Report abuse

Smells like an inside job. How does one rob a drive through window twice in one week and still get away? You would think that after the first time, the tellers would be watching every car that used the window more closely. If the same car returned, someone would be dialing 911 as soon as it appeared. Either security is really lax in that branch, or the robber is getting inside help.

Posted by: GP04 | December 20, 2010 3:03 PM | Report abuse

With all this publicity, the robber may decide that the drive in window is too risky. So he'll probably send an email announcing the robbery with an account number to deposit the money. It's nice that BoA is providing decent service to somebody.

Posted by: vmax02rider | December 20, 2010 3:38 PM | Report abuse

Are we sure that the robber's twin brother is not the Redskins owner? Becasue the Redskins owner is sure robber the Redskins season ticket holder with a smiley face mask!

Posted by: Raidersfan2 | December 20, 2010 4:37 PM | Report abuse

Notice how race or racial stereotyping is never mentioned when a criminal is white on these blogs. Had the guy been black he would be a fatherless thug, if he were hispanic he would be an illegal. When he is white bloggers dwell on everything but race. Whats up with that? Its soo obvious. Article about a white perp lets talk about gun rights, liberalism, if he was bi polar or did his mom and dad divorce. As soon as the perp is black or hispanic, stereotypes about his family, race or citizenship status dominates the blog. Grow up people. Blacks arent perps because they are black and whites arent perps because they are bipolar. You have criminals in all colors.

Posted by: ged0386 | December 20, 2010 7:04 PM | Report abuse

So a guy pulls up to a drive through, asks for free money and doesn't show a weapon. Then the bank then gives him a bunch of money and doesn't have any surveillance photos or video?

I hope there is more to this story because that sounds absurd.

Posted by: gasdorian | December 20, 2010 8:06 PM | Report abuse

LOL, this has got to be the most ridiculous crime(s) to come along in a long long time. I am a customer of this same B of A, and at least now I know why the lines at the drive thru are so long/slow, as apparently it takes more time to service a robber than an actual customer at the drive thru lol. One thing I will say is that this B of A branch is staffed by 99% women, there is perhaps 1 male teller who works there, the rest are ALL women as is the branch manager who is an idiot honestly. Im surprised it's not robbed every day to be honest.

Posted by: opticlguy | December 21, 2010 12:10 PM | Report abuse

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