2 banks on Harford Road robbed in 90 minutes

March 20, 1998|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

Two Baltimore banks on Harford Road were robbed within 90 minutes yesterday in unrelated holdups by bandits who passed threatening notes to the tellers and claimed to have guns, city police said.

The first holdup occurred about 11: 30 a.m. at First Union Bank in the 5400 block of Harford Road in Hamilton.

Police said two suspects -- one 4 feet 11 inches and the other 5 feet 2 inches -- dressed in black wigs and wearing heavy makeup and black leather coats passed a note to a teller.

The note read: "I know where you live. I have a gun and I'll use it. No dye pack and put the note back in the envelope." Police said they believe the suspects are females. They ran from the bank after getting an undisclosed amount of money.

About 1 p.m., police said, a man in his 30s wearing a baseball hat and a dark blue jacket robbed a NationsBank in Parkville Shopping Center in the 7600 block of Harford Road. Police said he passed a note to a teller that read: "I have a gun and do as I say."

Police said the man got an undetermined amount of money, ran from the bank and got on a city bus. Police stopped the bus a short time later, but said the man had gotten off at an earlier stop and escaped.

Pub Date: 3/20/98

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