Taxicab driver robbed at gunpoint in Maryland City A...

Arundel Digest

July 17, 2002

Taxicab driver robbed at gunpoint in Maryland City

A taxicab driver was robbed at gunpoint Monday evening after picking up a man on Route 198 in Maryland City, Anne Arundel County police said.

The driver told police the man jumped into the front seat with her, pulled out a handgun and demanded cash. The man then ordered her to drive around for several hours before forcing her from the cab, police said.

He drove off with an undetermined amount of cash, and the driver called police from the 7400 block of Race Road, police said. Officers had not located the robber or the cab as of yesterday afternoon.

3 bank robberies in area in past 2 days, police say

County and city police are investigating three bank robberies in two days in the area.

Farmers Bank on Bay Ridge Avenue in Annapolis was held up about 11 a.m. yesterday by two men, one carrying a handgun, police said.

The men left with an undetermined amount of cash that included a dye pack that officers believe exploded in their vehicle, police said. Officers found money strewn about the parking lot of the Eastport Clipper Restaurant near the bank, police said.

Annapolis police were investigating the robbery late yesterday.

About 3 p.m. Monday, the Allfirst Bank on West Street in Annapolis was robbed, police said. Two suspects slipped a note to a teller demanding cash, but no weapon was displayed, police said. The pair left with an undetermined amount of cash. No one had been arrested yesterday, police said.

In Severna Park, a bank was robbed Monday afternoon by two men with handguns, Anne Arundel County police said. The men entered First Mariner Bank on Ritchie Highway and demanded money. They left with an undetermined amount of cash. No one had been arrested yesterday afternoon.

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