Man who said he was armed robs bank

October 10, 1997|By TaNoah Morgan | TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF

A man who used a note saying he had a weapon robbed a Millersville bank branch Wednesday of an undisclosed amount of money, county police said.

The robber walked into a Washington Savings Bank branch in the 600 block of Old Mill Road shortly before 11 a.m. and gave a teller a note demanding money and claiming he had a weapon.

The teller gave money to the robber, who ran away with it in his hands, police said.

The thief is described as white, about 25, with dark hair and an unshaven face. He was wearing bluejeans, a dark T-shirt and a blue baseball cap.

County police arrested a Crownsville man Wednesday on charges stemming from an attack in August on an 86-year-old man who was forced inside his home at the point of a shotgun and robbed.

Daniel Stepney, 19, of the 700 block of Shelton Road was charged with armed robbery, first-degree assault and felony theft in the attack Aug. 11 on Oscar Sahlin of the 900 block of Sherwood Forest Road in Crownsville.

Sahlin was sitting on his moped outside his home shortly after 7 p.m. when two men, one pointing a sawed-off shotgun, pulled him from the moped.

The men forced him into the house and demanded cash, police said. Sahlin gave them more than $300 and some personal papers, including a will from a safe.

This month, police received a tip that they could find Sahlin's personal papers at Stepney's address on Shelton Road. Police searched the house Wednesday, found the documents and arrested Stepney.

Police say they expect another arrest in the case soon.

Police Log

Millersville: Someone kicked in the door of a home in the 400

TC block of Aurora Drive between 7 a.m. and 5: 30 p.m. and stole a television, videocassette recorder and two camera lenses, all worth $2,200.

Pub Date: 10/10/97

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