Baltimore man held in 2 robberies at same Mount Airy branch bank

November 10, 1996|By Mike Farabaugh | Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF

A Baltimore man who police say confessed to robbing the same Mount Airy bank twice this year is being held at the Carroll County Detention Center on a $75,000 bond.

George Lionel Gray, 30, of the 5900 block of Radecke Ave. is scheduled for a bail review hearing tomorrow, court officials said. He is charged with two counts of armed robbery, theft over $300 and related offenses.

Police said the Mount Airy branch of Frederick County National Bank in the 400 block of E. Ridgeville Blvd. was robbed May 18 and Oct. 16.

A robber fled with more than $20,000 in May and more than $6,000 in October, court papers show. The man displayed no weapon, but warned bank employees in each instance that he would shoot if they did not give him money, police said.

Witnesses told police they had seen a man who aroused their suspicions near the bank in a gray Hyundai on Oct. 15 and 16. One remembered the letters "DAE" on the car's license tag and another provided the numbers "336," police said.

FBI and state police investigators said they found a gray Hyundai with Maryland plates DAE336 parked at the Garden Village Apartments in Baltimore and identified the owner.

DTC They took Gray to state police barracks in Westminster for questioning Thursday.

Pub Date: 11/10/96

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