Harford police catch man they believe robbed three banks

Robber had worn a motorcycle helmet while holding up banks

December 28, 2010|By Yeganeh June Torbati, The Baltimore Sun

Harford county police say they have caught a man they believe is responsible for three local bank robberies.

Police say the man, Lee Roy Peters, Jr. of Jarrettsville, robbed a BB&T bank in the 2400 block of Baldwin Mill Road in Fallston, on Dec. 27 around 12:45 p.m. Witness descriptions of the robber matched closely those of a man witnessed committing two other bank robberies, on Dec. 21 and Dec. 17, five miles away at the BB&T location on the 3800 block of Jarrettsville Pike, in Jarrettsville.

After Monday's robbery, Harford county police searched the surrounding area and found the two trucks witnesses said were used as the getaway vehicle in the robberies parked outside a home on the 1800 block of Trout Farm Road in Jarrettsville. Police said Peters answered the door and was detained. Officers searched the home and found items that witnesses said the bank robber had used, including a brown jacket, a green motorcycle helmet, and a shotgun with a scope. Police also found a bag of money, which they believe was from the Dec. 27 robbery. In each of the robberies, witnesses said the assailant wore a motorcycle helmet.

Peters, 35, was charged with three counts of armed robbery and theft. His bail review hearing is set for Tuesday at 1:15 p.m.

jtorbati@baltsun.com

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