Suspect arrested in robbery of Crofton bank

March 09, 2003|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

A bank robber who drove off in a stolen white van with a bag of money from Farmer's Bank of Maryland in Crofton on Thursday was stopped in his tracks when a dye pack exploded, obstructing his view of the road, Anne Arundel County police said.

The robber, who did not display a weapon during the robbery, which occurred at 11 a.m. Thursday, slipped a teller a note demanding money, police said.

Patrol and canine officers found a man walking about two blocks from the abandoned vehicle on Defense Highway and apprehended him, said Officer Charles Ravenell, a police spokesman.

Arrested and charged with robbery and auto theft was David Glenn Chaplain, 40, of no fixed address.

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