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Suntrust Bank robbed in Burtonsville

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The FBI and Montgomery County robbery detectives are investigating a robbery of a Suntrust Bank branch in Burtonsville, Md., on Saturday.

About 9:40 a.m., 3rd District officers responded to the Suntrust branch at 3901 National Dr. for a report of a bank robbery that had just occurred, according to a police news release.

burtonsville1.jpgAccording to the preliminary investigation, the robber entered the bank, approached a teller, pulled a handgun and demanded cash. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect fled.

The man is described as a black male in his early to mid-20s. He was wearing a gray sweater, black hooded sweatshirt, black pants, black shoes and had a black bandana over his face.

Anyone with information about the robbery or suspect is asked to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 866-411-TIPS (8477). Crimes Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information provided to them that leads to an arrest and/or indictment.

(Photos: Montgomery County Police)

By Washington Post Editors  | September 26, 2010; 1:20 PM ET
Categories:  Montgomery  
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So this is crime.

One man robs one bank.

And when the banks and credit card companies systematically rob the American people, the American taxpayers that contributed their hard earned tax dollars to bail them out...what do we call that.

A RICO prosecution, anyone?
For the banks and credit card companies that yanked credit lines, jacked up interest rates to 30% per year retroactively on old balances, just in front of the passage of the "financial reform" legislation on a majority of customers, many who's credit histories did not justify interest rate hikes.

Could there be a better scheme to steal billions from the American people, with the support and assistance of law enforcement.

But let me direct your attention to this one man, robbing one bank.

Crime.

Posted by: inojk | September 26, 2010 4:06 PM | Report abuse

...so much for the argument that handguns are unnecessary because the police will protect us from armed bad guys.

Guy walks in with a mask and a hoodie, into a *bank* with all kinds of "tellers" & "bank employes" & silent alarms (hell the BoA in Anacostia has an armed guard standing outside the door) and STILL the guy robs the bank, at gunpoint, and gets away before the police get there.

Enough of the anti-gun nonsense already.

Posted by: tokenwhitemale | September 26, 2010 5:45 PM | Report abuse

This story is obviously made-up and completely fictional.

First off, it's illegal to carry a concealed gun in MD without a permit, and the State almost NEVER issues permits to regular citizens.

Second, SunTrust's corporate policy dictates that they do not allow firearms (even for someone with a permit to carry) on their property.

Thirdly, SunTrust branches all have "No Guns" signs on their doors.

Fourth, it is illegal to transport a firearm in MD from your home to ANY location other than an approved location like a range or gunsmith.

Fifth, MD has much more "stringent, comprehensive, and rigorous" background checks for handgun purchasing than all its surrounding states, so we know that criminals can't ever legally buy guns in MD.

The laws in MD keep guns out of the hands of criminals effectively, and all those laws about transport and signs that businesses put up actually work, so there is simply NO WAY this story happened as reported...

Yeah right...

How IS that "gun control" thing working out for ya, Gov. O'Malley?

Posted by: OpenCarry | September 26, 2010 9:42 PM | Report abuse

inojk,

You DO realize the "bailout" money provided to firms via TARP is actually ownership of preferred shares with a minimum dividend yield of %5...right?
It wasn't "free" money. Firms are paying a 5% on it annually.
Now...granted for many of these firms they would not have been able to get money at that low of a rate but your implication that its given to the firms at no cost is absolutely incorrect.
Where I have concerns is the money provided to Chrysler and AIG. Those are likely to result in losses to the taxpayers but the overwhelming majority of banks will end up making money for the taxpayers(except Maxine Waters' hubby's - they already missed an interest payment).
Now aren't you glad Barney Frank, Maxine Waters are manipulating the program and "protecting" the working class as Dems?

Posted by: BigDaddy651 | September 27, 2010 2:06 PM | Report abuse

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