Baltimore man linked to series of bank robberies

March 22, 1995|By Mike Farabaugh | Mike Farabaugh,Sun Staff Writer

A 27-year-old East Baltimore man has been arrested and charged in the robbery March 6 of a Baltimore County bank, an FBI spokesman said.

Wesley Anthony Bond of the 2600 block of Polk St. is being held in Baltimore pending a bond review hearing, said Special Agent Andrew S. Manning, the FBI spokesman.

The suspect was charged in the robbery of the NationsBank branch office at 6800 Rossville Blvd. in Rosedale, according to the criminal complaint filed in federal court yesterday.

An FBI affidavit attached to the complaint said the man confessed to robbing three other banks to support his drug habit.

He told agents that he robbed the NationsBank branch in the 8300 block of Pulaski Highway in Rosedale on Friday, the same day Aberdeen detectives obtained a warrant for his arrest, according to the affidavit.

The suspect also said that he robbed NationsBank branch offices in Aberdeen on March 13 in the 900 block of Beards Hill Road and on March 15 at West Bel Air Avenue and Rogers Street, according to the affidavit.

In each robbery, the robber did not display a weapon, but he threatened bank employees by saying, "I'll shoot and don't touch no buttons," or he passed them a written note, which implied that he had a gun. The robber took a total of $7,300 in the four incidents, agents said.

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