Two Baltimore City men were awaiting bail hearings today after they were arrested and charged with robbing a Randallstown bank, Baltimore County police said.
Two men, one armed with what appeared to be a handgun, entered the Bank of Baltimore in the 8500 block of Liberty Road in Randallstown about 11 a.m. yesterday, said Lt. Brian Uppercue, a shift commander at the Woodlawn precinct.
One robber stood by the door and the other jumped the counter and emptied the cash drawers, said Uppercue. After taking an undisclosed amount of money, the robbers -- one dressed in a camouflage shirt and wearing a dark mask and the other in blue pants and blue striped shirt -- fled in a 1991 red Ford Probe, a rental car registered in Virginia, police said.
About 11:09 a.m., Sgt. Daniel Chesney spotted the Probe traveling eastbound on Windsor Mill Road, miles away from the bank.
Chesney pursued the car to Essex Road and Retinue Court, where the occupants "bailed out," Uppercue said.
One man ran through a nearby apartment complex and climbed an 8-foot fence. He was eventually caught hiding in bushes on nearby Krone Court, police said.
There, police recovered the money from a gym bag, which also contained a BB gun and clothing.
SG Normally, robbers wear extra clothes "to peel off" during their get
away to hide their true identity, Uppercue said.
About an hour later, Officer Stephen M. D'Anna caught the second robber in a wooded area in the first block of Wyndmoor Place near Lorraine Park Cemetery in Woodlawn.
Charged with armed bank robbery are Kevin Avon Parker, 28, of the 5100 block of Williston St., and Bernard Douglas Henderson, 34, of the 2400 block of Keyworth Ave., both in Baltimore, police said.