A downtown branch of the Maryland National Bank was robbed yesterday, just after it opened for the day, by a well-dressed man who escaped with more than $2,000, according to police.
The man, who appeared to be in his mid-20s, entered the crowded bank in the first block of West Baltimore Street about 9:15 a.m. and handed a teller a note demanding money, said Sgt. Joseph Jennings of the Baltimore police robbery unit.
The note warned the teller not to sound the alarm or include any exploding dye packs with the money.
None of the other 24 customers and employees was aware of the robbery as it was taking place, the sergeant said. The man, wearing a brown sport jacket, a tie and a gray overcoat, then calmly walked out of the bank and disappeared into the passing crowd.