Customer asks for change, then robs bank on U.S. 40

April 03, 1996

A man who first asked a teller to change a $20 bill robbed the Bradford Federal Savings Bank on U.S. 40 in Ellicott City at 10: 37 a.m. yesterday, Howard County police said.

After asking for the change, the man ordered the teller to put money in a plastic bag he was carrying. He fled with an undetermined amount of money, driving west on U.S. 40 in a small red vehicle.

The robber was described as a 5-foot-7 to 5-foot-9 white male weighing 145 pounds with light brown short hair and a goatee. He was wearing a dark-colored White Sox baseball cap, a tan sweater and blue jeans.

Metro Crime Stoppers at 276-8888 is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest and indictment.

Police log

Ellicott City: 10100 block of La Belle Court: Car speakers were stolen from an unlocked garage Sunday or Monday.

Elkridge: 6100 block of Meadowridge Road: Office equipment and a refrigerator were stolen between Friday and Monday after padlocks were cut off two trailers.

Ellicott City: 8500 block of Route 40: A 1993 white 4-door Nissan Maxima was stolen after it was left running at Nissan West auto dealership.

Elkridge: 6400 block of Julie Ann Drive: A 1987 maroon Chevrolet Camaro with Maryland tags RAM-339 was stolen Sunday or Monday.

Pub Date: 4/03/96

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