Man holds up Severn bank, saying, 'I need money'

November 17, 1994

A man who committed the county's 14th bank robbery of the year didn't use a weapon, county police said yesterday.

The man walked into a First National Bank branch in the 7500 block of Connelley Drive in Severn about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, handed a teller a plastic grocery bag and said, "I need money." He walked out the door a few moments later with an undisclosed amount.

Bank employees told police the man neither showed a weapon nor said he had one. When he left, he walked to a nearby bakery, then disappeared, police said.

Police searched the area but could not find the suspect, who was described as a black male in his late 30s or early 40s, about 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing 150 pounds, with short, black hair. He was last seen wearing a hooded, red cotton sweat shirt with thin horizontal white lines and a blue sailboat logo on the right breast, blue jeans and white high-top basketball shoes, police said.

Police arrest man living in milk truck

County police arrested a man living in an abandoned milk truck in the woods off Route 3 near Capital Raceway on drug paraphernalia and weapons charges Tuesday morning, authorities said.

Willie Montgomery, 72, who lives in the Gambrills neighborhood, called police shortly before 9:30 a.m. after he confronted the man in his yard. The man hid behind one of several abandoned cars, then ran to the milk truck, police said.

Mr. Montgomery led officers to the truck, where they coaxed the man outside. He gave them his consent to search the truck, and they recovered a sawed-off, 20-gauge shotgun with a 12-inch barrel, a box of .38-caliber special cartridges and a 1.75-inch brass pipe containing suspected marijuana residue.

Spent shotgun shells littered the ground outside of the milk DTC truck, police said.

Stanley McVea, 33, of no fixed address, was charged with possession of an unregistered shotgun and drug paraphernalia, police said.

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