Gunman jumps counter, robs post office in Harford County

Robbery follows attempted robbery at bank nearby

April 27, 2013|By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun

An armed man in camoflauge jumped the counter of a post office in Fallston and made off with an undisclosed amount of cash on Saturday morning, according to the Harford County Sheriff's Office.

The armed robbery, which occurred at the Benson post office about 11:30 a.m., came just hours after an attempted armed robbery of a bank about five miles away in southern Bel Air, according to the sheriff's office.

At the post office in the 100 block of Connolly Road, a man wearing camoflauge and holding a handgun entered, announced a robbery and then jumped over a counter before taking the cash and fleeing on foot toward the 1800 block of Harford Road, the sheriff's office said.

At the Sovereign Bank, in the 1800 block of Emmorton Road, a manager was opening the doors about 9 a.m. when a masked man hiding in nearby bushes "rushed" toward her with a handgun, the sheriff's office said.

The manager was able to secure an inner bank door, and the suspect fled on foot in an unknown direction, the sheriff's office said.

No one was injured in either incident.

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