2 robbed, then taken to banks

February 27, 1992|By Roger Twigg | Roger Twigg,Staff Writer

Baltimore police are looking for two men who accosted two victims and ordered them to withdraw money from downtown banks.

The latest attack occurred about 1 p.m. yesterday when two men, one believed armed with a handgun, accosted James S. Ingrilli, 61, of the 4400 block of Willshire Avenue, in the 700 block of Ploy Street after he left a nearby First National Bank branch, said Agent Arlene K. Jenkins, a police spokeswoman.

Agent Jenkins said the assailants took the man's wallet containing $50 and his ATM card and forced him to accompany them to an automatic teller machine in the 300 block of St. Paul Street.

As the victim walked to the ATM machine in the vestibule, he ran into the main lobby and had bank officials notify police.

The pair fled.

Police said they have put together a composite of the alleged gunman, described as a black male 20 to 25 years of age, of medium build and complexion. He was last seen carrying a black gym bag.

Milton Sommers, 67, of the 3400 block of Greenway, told police he was in the 700 block of Tyson Street about 2 p.m. Monday when he was accosted by two men.

The pair took $29 from the victim and then forced him to drive to a Maryland National Bank branch in the unit block of Light Street, where he cashed a check for $500. The thieves took the money and fled.

Because of the similarities, police said they believe the same suspects may have been responsible.

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