February 5, 2013
The Fallston branch of BB&T Bank was held up by a potentially armed robber Monday morning, Maryland State Police said. The robbery is the second since November at the same bank, which is less than a mile from the State Police Bel Air Barrack. Troopers from the Bel Air Barrack responded at 9:30 a.m. to the in the bank in the 1900 block of Belair Road for a report of an armed robbery, according to a media release from State Police. According to State Police, the robber displayed a note to the teller requesting money from the teller drawers.
December 14, 2012
In less than a year, there will be a Target in Canton. The discount chain announced this week that it will be opening a 135,000 square foot store in the Canton Crossing shopping center in October 2013. The store will have groceries in addition to the "everyday essentials" that Target is known for, the company said in a statement. The Canton Crossing center, off Boston Street between Baylis and South Haven streets, will have two anchors (Target is one) and is expected to have 30 businesses in all -- including seven or eight restaurants and a bank branch, according to the developer, Chesapeake Real Estate Group LLC . The only Target currently within the city limits is at Mondawmin Mall, in northwest Baltimore.
October 15, 2012
Janet Browne, a retired designer who outfitted the interiors of colleges and banks during a lengthy career collaborating with her architect husband, died of congestive heart failure Oct. 12 at the Pickersgill Retirement Community in Towson. The longtime Guilford resident was 91. Born Janet Augusta Biedler in Baltimore and raised on Calvert Street in Charles Village, she attended Friends School and was a 1939 Western High School graduate. She then earned a degree in design from the Maryland Institute College of Art . She later earned a bachelor's degree from the Johns Hopkins University.
October 2, 2012
For some banks, green is more than just money. PNC is wearing its commitment to green building on the exterior of its new Maryland headquarters downtown. The bank recently put the finishing touches on a massive "living wall" at One East Pratt Street. Measuring 84 feet tall by 24 feet wide, the wall is made up of 504 vertical planters filled with a variety of ground-cover plants, including phlox, euonymus and pachysandra, all arranged to form the image of a tree with the PNC logo at its base. At 2,016 square feet, it's slightly smaller than the one gracing PNC's corporate headquarters in Pittsburgh.
February 7, 2012
The BB&T bank branch at the corner of Routes 165 and 152 in the Upper Cross Roads area of Fallston was robbed mid-morning Monday, according to the Harford County Sheriff's Office. A suspect was taken into custody a short time after the robbery and remained jailed at the Harford County Detention Center in Bel Air Tuesday afternoon after a judge ordered him held without bond. Julius Elmo Montgomery, 30, of the 1800 block of Selvin Drive in Bel Air, has been charged with robbery and theft less than $1,000 in connection with the incident, a sheriff's office spokesperson said.
December 12, 2011
A man suspected of a robbery at the PNC Bank on Towson University's campus was apprehended Monday morning, according to Baltimore County police. Police said the robbery took place around 10:32 a.m. in the bank branch at the University Union. A man came into the bank and demanded money from a letter, but he did not show a weapon, police said. Police said he ran out with an undisclosed amount of cash. A county police officer saw a man matching his description sitting on a bench inside the Liberal Arts Building on campus, and after a brief chase, the man was taken into custody and the money was recovered, police said.