Pa. man arrested in Md. bank theft

December 15, 2007|By Tyeesha Dixon

Police arrested a Pennsylvania man yesterday who they say posed as an armored-car driver and took a large amount of cash from an Ellicott City bank Thursday.

Police in York, Pa., arrested Robert Allen Flanagan, 37, of Dallastown, Pa., at his home about 12:30 a.m. yesterday, according to the Howard County Police Department. Flanagan is a former employee of Dunbar Armored Inc., police said.

About noon Thursday, a man walked into the Bank of America in the 9100 block of U.S. 40 dressed as a Dunbar security employee and left with bags of money, police said. Bank employees recognized Flanagan, but became suspicious after he left in what appeared to be a personal car, police said. The employees then contacted Dunbar and confirmed that the pickup was not authorized.

Investigators identified Flanagan after watching surveillance video from the bank.

A department spokeswoman said it is not yet known how much money was taken. Flanagan is expected to be returned to Maryland to face charges of felony theft. The incident is not considered a robbery because no force or threat of force was used.

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