Police charge Baltimore man in 3 county bank robberies


Anne Arundel County police have charged a 54-year-old Baltimore man with robbing three banks in the county at gunpoint in the past four weeks, police said.

Alfredo Julian Brown of Brooklyn was charged with armed robbery. He was being held without bail as of yesterday afternoon in the Anne Arundel County Detention Center, police said.

The first in the string of robberies occurred a month ago at the Wachovia Bank in the 7500 block of Ridge Road in Hanover, police said. On the morning of Sept. 14, police said, a man "wearing a ball cap and sunglasses" was recorded on the bank's video surveillance camera. The man told a teller that he had a gun, police said.

Police asked media organizations to publish the photo in hopes that someone would recognize the man. Police received at least one call.

Nearly two weeks later, a second bank was robbed by a man with the same description, said Lt. David D. Waltemeyer Jr., a police spokesman. This time it was the Bay-Vanguard Federal Bank in the 7500 block of Arundel Mills Blvd. That robbery occurred at 1:30 p.m.

At this point, police had a suspect but had not completed their investigation, Waltemeyer said.

Two of the three witnesses to the first robbery picked out a photo of Brown from five other pictures Oct. 7, according to police charging documents filed with district court.

Four days later, on Tuesday, a man fitting the same description walked into the Wachovia Bank in the 1600 block of Crofton Center in Crofton, told the teller he had a gun and asked for money, according to charging documents. The man stole $3,500, according to the documents. Police would not release the amount of money stolen from the first two banks.

Police went to Brown's 10th Street address and detained him. After interviewing him, police charged him with the robberies.


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