City police, FBI investigate robbery at Westminster Bank

May 10, 1994|By Bill Talbott | Bill Talbott,Sun Staff Writer

Westminster police and the FBI are continuing their investigation of a robbery Friday at Westminster Bank. It was the second bank holdup in the city this year.

The bank, in the 600 block of Baltimore Blvd., was robbed about 2:15 p.m. by a man who gave a teller a note demanding money and threatening to shoot her if he didn't get it.

Police said the man, who escaped, was described as a white male in his early 20s, 5 feet 8 inches to 6 feet tall and weighing about 140 pounds. He was wearing blue jeans, a white T-shirt and a red jacket with a dark collar. The man also wore a dark baseball cap with an eagle emblem on the front and was clean-shaven with short hair, the teller told police.

The robber gave the note to one of five tellers and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash, which he scooped from the counter and put in a pocket. No weapon was displayed and no one was injured, police said.

The other tellers, the manager and several customers were unaware of the robbery until after the man fled. He ran across the parking lot of the bank and the Weis Market next door, and crossed Route 140 to the 140 Village Shopping Center. Police believe he may have escaped in a car he had parked there.

Police broadcast a description of a maroon Subaru and a license tag number, but the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration said that both tags bearing that number had previously been turned in to the MVA.

Officers from Westminster, the state police and the Carroll County Sheriff's Department searched the area without success.

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