Similar style links suspect to 3 bank robberies

June 13, 1996|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

Federal authorities have linked the same suspect to the robberies of three Glen Burnie banks in as many weeks.

FBI Agent Ray Molesworth said yesterday witnesses at all three banks described the same man and the same method of operation:

The robber walks up to a teller, displays a note that says he has a bomb and demands money, but refuses to accept denominations smaller than $20, he said.

The most recent robbery was at the First National Bank in the 500 block of E. Ordnance Road about 9: 30 a.m. Monday.

The bandit handed a note to Kimberly Koelbel, 29, the teller. When she began to take small bills out of her drawer, he said he wanted only bills of $20 or more, police said. Koelbel complied, and the man calmly walked out of the bank toward the Price Club, police said.

Police said they believe the same man also robbed a NationsBank in the 300 block of Hospital Drive May 30 and a First Fidelity Bank in Harundale Mall June 6.

Investigators said none of the tellers in the robberies saw a bomb on the man.

The suspect is described as a thin white male in his early 30s, 5 feet 9 inches to 6 feet tall with brown hair. In the last incident, he was wearing a blue sweat shirt, bluejeans, white shoes, red baseball cap and aviator sunglasses.

Pub Date: 6/13/96

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