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By Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun | July 19, 2010
Bank tellers throughout the region had been warned about the female bandit disguised with thick makeup, long black wigs and, at times, a head covering. Instead of weapons, she used threatening notes. Authorities said the woman had robbed six banks before she walked into the Madison Bank on Harford Road in Hamilton late Saturday morning. Police said the teller read the note, handed over some money, and then, as the suspect tried to flee, hit the panic button. That locked the inner and outer doors of the bank's vestibule.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | August 1, 2014
A man who, with his fiance, stole $130,000 from a Dundalk bank where she had previously worked as a teller, was sentenced in federal court Friday, authorities said. U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett sentenced Darrius Roszario D. Washington, age 20, of Baltimore, to more than 10 years in prison followed by five years of supervised release. His accomplice, Janaya B. Person-Robinson, 20, pleaded guilty will be sentenced on October 22. She had worked at the branch, was familiar with the bank's operating procedures and knew the employees, authorities say. The couple waited in the M&T Bank branch bank's parking lot on October 1, as employees were arriving to work when Washington stopped a bank employee walking from her car, authorities said.
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By Peter Hermann | March 28, 2012
Baltimore County police are seeking one man they believe responsible for holding up three banks in or around Towson since November. In all three cases, police said he handed a teller a note demanding money and implied that he was armed. The first attack occurred shortly before 2 p.m. on Nov. 13 at the Wells Fargo Bank in the 900 block of Fairmount Ave. The second was at an M&T Bank in the 1000 block of York Road about 12:15 p.m. on Jan. 15. Police said the man hit again about 11:45 a.m. on March 8, at the same Wells Fargo Bank branch that was targeted in November.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | March 14, 2014
The FBI in Baltimore is trying to identify a man they have labeled a "serial bank robber" linked to at least four holdups in the area since December. The agency said the man has been linked to robberies at the SunTrust Bank in the 100 block of Orville Rd. on Dec. 17; the TD Bank at 1800 Eastern Boulevard on Jan. 8; the SunTrust Bank in the 7700 block of Harford Rd. on Jan. 8, and the Bay Bank in the 1700 block of Joppa Rd. on Jan. 10. Authorities said the suspect has shown tellers a note indicating he has a weapon.
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By Nick Madigan, The Baltimore Sun | May 9, 2011
A man suspected of holding up two Baltimore County banks last month is in custody. Police on Monday announced the arrest last week of Robert Louis Thompson, 32, who is charged with committing two robberies, those of an M&T Bank branch at 38 W. Ridgely Road in Lutherville-Timonium on April 27 and the Bank of America branch at 7912 Belair Road in Fullerton two days later. Thompson, of no fixed address, was arrested Thursday with the aid of a Metro Crime Stoppers tip, according to a statement from police.
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By Dan Thanh Dang and Dan Thanh Dang,Sun Staff Writer | September 16, 1994
Baltimore County police are searching for a man believed to have robbed four banks in the Liberty Road-Reisterstown Road corridor since Sept. 7.The latest robbery occurred shortly before 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Maryland National Bank in the 6900 block of Liberty Road in Woodmoor.A man walked into the bank claiming he had a bomb and walked away with an undisclosed amount of cash.The circumstances in the other three robberies are nearly identical. The man gives a teller a note saying he has a bomb, then is given an undisclosed amount of money and walks out.After one robbery, the robber was seen leaving the scene in an older model bluish gray Chevrolet Cavalier with Maryland tags.
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By Richard Irwin and Richard Irwin,SUN STAFF | April 16, 1996
Authorities say a 27-year-old Baltimore man charged with robbing seven area banks since March 18, may have struck again yesterday.Supervisory Special Agent Joseph O'Hara of the Baltimore Office of the FBI said federal warrants were issued Friday charging Christopher Emmanuel Clack with seven bank robberies.Agent O'Hara said Mr. Clack,whose last known address was in the 4900 block of Palmer Ave. in the Pimlico section of Northwest Baltimore, may have Clack robbed the NationsBank in the 200 block of W. Cold Spring Lane yesterday.
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By Gus G. Sentementes and Gus G. Sentementes,sun reporter | March 29, 2007
A District Court judge ordered a man suspected of using threatening notes to rob 10 Baltimore banks held without bail yesterday after police charged him in one of the robberies. Police charging documents filed in court against Elmer H. Warfield III, 36, accuse him of passing a holdup note to a teller at Carrollton Bank in the 300 block of N. Charles St. on Tuesday morning. "This is a hold up, put lose money in the bag," the note said, according to the charging document. The robber then passed a small black plastic bag to the teller, who filled it with about $1,300 cash and a dye pack.
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By MATTHEW DOLAN | October 19, 2006
A federal grand jury charged two Baltimore men yesterday in the robberies of nine banks in Maryland during the summer by telling bank employees they had a bomb. James Abu Bangura, 24, and Dartanion Antwon Wallace, 25, were charged in a string of robberies that netted more than $91,000 from banks from May until August. Wallace was charged in two of those robberies. Authorities said the banks robbed were the BB&T Bank in the 200 block of E. Pratt St. on May 23; the Bank of America in Silver Spring on May 24; the Sun Trust Bank in the 100 block of E. Baltimore St. in the city on June 7; the Wachovia Bank in Bethesda on June 9; and the M&T Bank on South Charles Street in Baltimore on June 20. Also robbed, according to federal authorities, were the M&T Bank in the 5100 block of Campbell Blvd.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | February 3, 2014
Federal authorities are looking for a man they said robbed a PNC Bank in Baltimore Monday afternoon wearing a red hat that read, "Haters Gonna Hate. " The man, who is described in his mid 30s and about six feet tall, went into the bank at 1100 Charles St. around 2 p.m., where he passed a note to a teller demanding money, according to FBI officials. No one was injured in the robbery. Witnesses told authorities he ran down East Chase Street. Anyone with information may call the FBI in Baltimore at 410-277-8080 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 410-276-8888.
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By Richard A. Serrano, The Los Angeles Times | December 24, 2013
A bank robbery suspect from South Florida was arrested by FBI agents after a string of approximately 20 heists along the Eastern Seaboard that included the September robbery of a PNC Bank in Catonsville, authorities announced Tuesday. Officials said Luis A. Alomar, 37, was arrested about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Long Island suburb of Medford, N.Y. He was being held on state and federal charges in connection with the robberies, which began in August. Agents said Alomar used firearms or threatening notes to carry out the crimes.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | December 24, 2013
Howard County police are searching for a man who robbed an Ellicott City bank at gunpoint on Monday. The suspect, described as roughly 6 feet tall and about 170 pounds, walked into a PNC Bank in the 4300 block of Montgomery Rd. just before 5 p.m. and pointed a handgun at the bank teller, demanding money. No one was injured. Police said the teller gave the man cash, and the suspect, who wore a knit hat covering his face, along with a tan hooded jacket over his shoulders and dark jeans, left the bank.
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December 2, 2013
Baltimore County police say a man got away with an undisclosed amount of money during a bank robbery that occurred Nov. 21 in Parkville.  At 10 a.m. Nov. 21, the man entered the bank in the 8800 block of Waltham Woods Road and passed the teller a note demanding money, according to police.  Police reports say the suspected implied that he had a weapon, and he fled the scene after the teller complied.  Police said the man is described as...
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | November 22, 2013
A morning bank robbery and the ensuing search for suspects in the area shut down a stretch of Pratt Street on Friday.  Police said that two men robbed at gunpoint the Hopkins Federal Savings Bank at the corner of East Pratt and South Eaton streets at about 8:30 a.m. No one was reported injured and the suspects fled on foot. Police received a tip that the suspects were inside a nearby apartment building, and officers shut down the area and called in the SWAT team. At 1 p.m., officers were still searching the rooftops of homes on the street with the help of a city fire truck, as the helicopter unit swirled overhead.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | October 7, 2013
Anne Arundel County Police arrested a woman who they believe robbed two banks and tried to rob a third in recent weeks — all branches of the Bank of Glen Burnie. The branch in the 100 block of Crain Highway in Glen Burnie was hit Sept. 13 and Sept. 28, both times by a black woman in her 40s with dreadlocks who showed a note and demanded cash, according to charging documents. Both times she got away with money, police said. At about noon Saturday, a woman with the same description walked into the Bank of Glen Burnie in the 700 block of Stevenson Road in Severn – right past a wanted poster that described the earlier crimes — and tried to rob that branch, according to charging documents.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | September 28, 2013
A group of women has been charged in connection with a Baltimore County bank robbery, while police in Anne Arundel County said they suspect a woman in a green baseball cap in a separate bank heist there. Alexis Chandler, 19, Czekiah Fludd, 24, and Ashley Fitz, 22, have been charged in connection with a robbery at the Baltimore County Savings Bank in the 500 block of Eastern Boulevard, police said Saturday. The robbery happened Friday afternoon. Chandler and Fitz went into the bank and gave a teller a note implying they had a bomb, police said.
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