Man robs Commercial and Farmers Bank on Route 40

January 26, 1994

A man wearing sunglasses robbed an Ellicott City bank yesterday afternoon after suggesting to employees that he carried a weapon in his coat, Howard County police said.

Around 12:45 p.m. the robber entered the Commercial and Farmers Bank in the 8500 block of Route 40, less than a minute's drive from police headquarters. The man approached a teller and, after implying that he had a gun hidden under his dark waist-length coat, demanded cash, police said.

The teller complied, and the man fled with an undetermined amount of money. Police arrived on the scene at 12:50 p.m., after bank employees phoned for help.

The man was described as black, in his 30s, about 6 feet 2 inches to 6 feet 6 inches tall and weighing 250 to 275 pounds. He was wearing a knit ski cap.

Anyone with information should call Howard County police at 313-2266 or the Metro Crime Stoppers Hotline at 276-8888.

POLICE LOG

* Ellicott City: 3800 block of New Cut Road: A purse was taken from a home between last Wednesday and Saturday, police said.

3200 block of Normandy Woods: A would-be thief attempted to steal a 1992 Mazda last Wednesday.

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