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Police: Serial bank robber nabbed

Prince George's County Police have arrested a man they say committed six bank robberies in Largo and Bowie.

Damon Keith Roberts Jr, 47, was arrested Thursday at his home in the 700 block of Carlough Street in Landover, police said. He was charged with six counts of robbery.

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During each robbery, the suspect entered the bank posing as a customer and passed a note to the teller demanding money, police said in a news release. No one was injured in any of the robberies.

Roberts was charged with robbing the following banks:

  • Chevy Chase Bank – 6100 block of High Bridge Road on July 8, 2010 at 10:55 a.m.
  • BB&T Bank – 10500 block of Campus Way South on June 26, 2010 at 9:55 a.m.
  • M&T Bank – 6900 block of Laurel Bowie Road on June 12, 2010 at 9:45 a.m.
  • M&T Bank – 1000 block of Shoppers Way on May 21, 2010 at 2:20 p.m.
  • BB&T Bank – 10500 block of Campus Way South on April 19, 2010 at 12:20 p.m.
  • SunTrust Bank – 24 Watkins Park Drive on March 12, 2010 at 12:06 p.m.

By Washington Post editors  |  August 20, 2010; 1:52 PM ET
Categories:  Pr. George's  
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Comments

He robbed the same bank twice?

Posted by: PublicEnemy1 | August 20, 2010 2:27 PM | Report abuse

That's really not uncommon. The probability of the branch being robbed is determined by a lot of things.
If that branch's floorplan makes it easier to control staff and customers due to layout, if the surveillance system is antiquated or unreliable, easy access to interstates/major highways as escape routes.
That being said, I have no idea why anyone robs a branch. In most cases they get away with less than $10K and are caught the majority of the time facing a fairly stiff sentence.

Posted by: BigDaddy651 | August 20, 2010 3:02 PM | Report abuse

I want to know how much reward money the snitch got for telling the whereabouts of this bama?? Good work POLICE Dept.

-BM

Posted by: pusha-d | August 20, 2010 3:03 PM | Report abuse

This fool is a social worker wow

Posted by: bigheadbull2 | August 20, 2010 5:00 PM | Report abuse

Now I know why he was no where to be found in crisis situation with DCPS sped kids. Are you sure this is the guy?

Posted by: salemoaktree | August 20, 2010 7:16 PM | Report abuse

I blame Michelle Rhee. DCPS took too long to vote on the new contract. Retro checks will not be mailed until sometime next month. Mr. Roberts just could not wait. He needed his money now! Way to go Michelle Rhee. You messed up this family man's life. All he wanted to do was provide for his family. You would not allow him to do that? What a shame!

Posted by: shortlady2 | August 20, 2010 10:38 PM | Report abuse

What's with all the racist, black man references? How many black men on Wall Street pillaged the pockets of the entire country?

Posted by: schooletal | August 21, 2010 9:53 PM | Report abuse

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