A Severna Park man was arrested Monday and charged with robbing an Ellicott City bank of $700, county police said.
Douglas Andrew Tully, 28, was arrested about 10:45 a.m. after a patrol officer pulled over his car on eastbound Interstate 70 near the Baltimore County line,police said.
Police said a man fitting Tully's description entered the Signet Bank on Route 40 and gave a teller a note that said he had a weapon.
The teller was then instructed to give him whatever cash was available, police said.
The man was given the money, and he ran outside. Police said the teller then notified investigators that the robber was seen driving from the area in a blue Subaru automobile.
An officer spotted a car matching the description and pulled the driver over. Bank employees then went to the location of the stop and identified Tully as the robber, police said.
During questioning, Tully alsoconfessed to robbing a Signet Bank in Baltimore County on July 1 andanother Signet Bank on U.S. 1 in Jessup on July 3. He also confessedto an attempted robbery in Baltimore County earlier in the day Monday, police said.
Tully has been charged by Howard County police with two counts of robbery and is being held on $250,000 bond at the Howard County Detention Center. Baltimore County police said additional charges against Tully are pending.
2 FROM COLUMBIA KILLED IN CAR CRASH
Two Columbia residents were killed Saturday morning when a car collided with a truck on Route 32 in Simpsonville, county police said.
Richard Edward Daley, 54, a Montgomery County liquor inspector who lived in the 8400 block of Freedom Court, and Kristine Michelle Weber, 23, a bank employee who lived in the 11000 block of Willow BottomDrive, were killed in the accident.
Police said Weber was headingwest on Route 32 about 2:45 a.m. when her car veered to the right and struck a guard rail. The car then went back onto the road and collided with Daley's eastbound pickup truck, police said.
Weber was pronounced dead at the scene. Daley was transported by ambulance to Howard County General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Police said they have not determined why Weber lost control of the car. Alcohol is not believed to have been a factor in the crash, police said.
Daley, a retired Washington, D.C., police officer, had been the chief liquor inspector in Montgomery County since January 1990, a worker in the office said.
TWO SUSPECTS HELD IN DRUGSTORE HEIST
Two Takoma Park residents were arrested Friday in connection with the robbery of a drugstore in the Kings Contrivance Village Center last week, county police said.
The robbery occurred at 8:20 p.m. Wednesday at the People's Drug Store, in the 8600 block of Guilford Road, when a man wearing a camouflage rain poncho threatened the pharmacist with what appeared to be a gun, police said.
After hopping over the pharmacy counter, the man took an undisclosed amount of cash and prescription drugs from the store safe. He then ran into the parking lot and left by car, police said.
Investigators received a description of the gunman and another person in the getaway car and identified two suspects, police said.
Drew Francis Barrios, 25, and Anastasia HelenKotsakis, 27, of the 800 block of Maplewood Avenue were arrested Friday.
Both were charged with robbery. Police said Barrios also was charged with an additional count of robbery in connection with an April 16 incident at the same pharmacy.
Barrios was being held yesterday at the Howard County Detention Center in lieu of $15,000 bond. Kotsakis was released on unspecified bail.