Bank robbery suspect held without bail Man indicted last month in holdup two years ago

March 12, 1997|By Mike Farabaugh | Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF

A Manchester man, indicted last month on charges of robbing a Manchester bank two years ago, was ordered yesterday to be held without bail at the Carroll County Detention Center.

According to court records, Roger C. Caple, 40, was to be released from a Baltimore halfway house in two months, but prosecutors in Carroll County requested his detainment on armed robbery charges the day before the grand jury handed up the indictment.

Caple is facing charges of robbery with a dangerous and deadly weapon, robbery, use of a handgun in the commission of a crime, possession of a short-barreled shotgun, unlawful carrying of a handgun, theft under $300, assault and reckless endangerment.

Caple was serving a sentence on federal charges stemming from a Baltimore County bank robbery, according to court records.

In the Carroll indictment last month, Caple is accused of using a sawed-off shotgun Jan. 5, 1994, to rob the Carroll County Bank and Trust at 3200 Main St. in Manchester of $174.

According to police reports at the time, the robber walked into the bank when no customers were inside, threatened three employees and demanded money. The man fled through a rear door.

Caple was arrested near his home Jan. 27, 1994, on charges of robbing the Farmers and Merchants Bank in Fowblesburg in Baltimore County earlier that day.

In that incident, police said a man threatened bank employees with a device that looked like a bomb.

A fake bomb and clothing matching that worn by the robber was recovered from Caple's car, police then reported.

Pub Date: 3/12/97

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