Armed robbers force Abingdon woman to drive to bank, withdraw cash

Gunman force way inside Harford County home

March 11, 2011|By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun

Two armed men wearing ski masks forced an Abingdon woman to drive to a bank and withdraw money Friday morning, Harford County sheriff's deputies said.

A 52-year-old woman told police she answered her front door in the 2600 block of Smallwood Drive around 10:30 a.m. when she was confronted by the men wielding a handgun and demanding cash.

She did not have cash and was forced to drive her own vehicle two miles to a bank at the corner of Emmorton Road and Bel Air South Parkway, police said. One man accompanied her, while the other remained at her home.

After leaving the bank, police said, she was forced to drive to Hidden Ridge Terrace in Abingdon, where the gunman got out and into a red Jeep Cherokee. Police said the Jeep has a black stripe on the side, a white rear bumper and a tint that was peeling off the rear driver's side window. A third person was driving the Jeep.

The woman, who was uninjured, returned home and got a neighbor to call 911 because her cell phone and home phone had been disabled during the robbery, police said.

Police believe the woman was targeted. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Chris Sergeant at 410-836-5428.

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