Bank robbery suspect arrested after tip-off

January 05, 1993|By Staff Report

A man was arrested by the FBI yesterday in connection with the Dec. 10 robbery of a Baltimore branch of Maryland National Bank, where a man told a teller he would "blow her brains out" if she didn't give him money.

Albert Leroy Burley, 28, who had been in hiding since the robbery, was arrested about 2:45 p.m. at the corner of 24th and Barclay streets, the FBI said.

A citizen called the FBI with Mr. Burley's whereabouts after seeing his picture on a local television broadcast over the weekend, authorities said. Investigators had obtained a warrant for Mr. Burley's arrest on Dec. 23 and had circulated his photo to local media.

He was charged with robbery and was scheduled for a bail review before a federal magistrate in the next few days.

The robbery occurred about 10:05 a.m. at the Maryland National Bank office in the 2500 block of N. Charles St.

A man who did not show a weapon walked up to a teller and warned her that he had a "big gun" and "not to touch any buttons or he would blow her brains out," the FBI said.

The man, wearing a red jacket and a blue hat, escaped with an undisclosed amount of money. He drove off in what appeared to be a gray BMW, police said.

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