Man robs Millersville bank after fleeing unsuccessful first attempt

February 14, 1997|By TaNoah Morgan | TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF

A man with a note implying he was armed robbed a Millersville bank branch yesterday after being scared away from a nearby bank, county and FBI officials said. He is believed to be the same man who robbed an Annapolis bank last week, an FBI spokesman said.

Agent J. Stephen Tidwell, FBI spokesman, said a man wearing a suit, sunglasses and a knit cap with a Nike swoosh on the front walked into Carrollton Bank in the 8200 block of Veterans Highway in Millersville about 9 a.m.

Tellers at the bank dropped to the floor because they thought the man looked suspicious, Tidwell said. At the same time, the man heard sirens from police cars on their way to a call and fled.

BTC Moments later, a man of the same description walked into First National Bank in the 400 block of Old Mill Road -- less than a half-mile away -- and showed a note that implied he had a weapon to a teller and demanded money, Tidwell said.

The teller gave the man money and he fled. Officials said they are not sure if the man had a weapon.

A man who was dressed casually, but wore the same kind of hat, sunglasses and black leather gloves as the one who robbed the First National branch, held up a Crestar bank branch in the 100 block of Main St. in Annapolis Feb. 3.

Officials expect to release pictures from bank cameras today.

Pub Date: 2/14/97

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