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Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 04/23/2010

Suspected Md. bank robber arrested

By Washington Post editors

An anonymous tip has led to the arrest of a Pennsylvania man in connection with a robbery at a Howard County bank last month, police say.

Michael Joseph Clark, 28, of Pottsville, Penn., was arrested Thursday at his home by City of Pottsville police.

Police believe Clark entered the bank in the 10100 block of Baltimore National Pike in Ellicott City on March 27, approached a teller and displayed a note demanding cash. He implied he had a weapon. The teller complied with the demands, and the suspect fled with cash. At the time of the robbery, there were three employees in the bank and no customers. No one was injured.

Police released photos from the bank’s surveillance system to the public, and an anonymous tipster identified Clark and informed police he lived in Pennsylvania and had family in Howard County. Through investigation, police said, they positively identified Clark as the bank robber. Howard County police contacted Pottsville police and requested assistance taking Clark into custody.

Clark is charged with armed robbery, robbery and theft. He is being held at Schuylkill County Prison in Pottsville awaiting extradition to Maryland.

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By Washington Post editors  | April 23, 2010; 11:05 AM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland  | Tags:  Counties, Howard County, Howard County Maryland, Pennsylvania, Police, Pottsville Pennsylvania, Robbery  
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