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July 13, 1997
A man wielding a shotgun and wearing an opaque mask robbed an Ellicott City bank of an undisclosed amount of money yesterday.Howard County police said the man walked into Key Federal Savings Bank in the 9400 block of Baltimore National Pike about 9: 30 a.m., displayed a shotgun and demanded money.Tellers handed some over, and the gunman fled.Police had no detailed description of the robber.Pub Date: 7/13/97
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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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NEWS
BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | November 30, 1997
A well-dressed man robbed a Provident Bank branch on U.S. 40 in Ellicott City on Friday afternoon, taking an undisclosed amount of money, Howard County police reported.The robber -- described as a black male, 6 feet tall, 210 pounds and in his mid-30s, wearing a tan, pinstriped suit and silver, square-framed glasses -- entered the bank in the 9300 block of Baltimore National Pike about 4 p.m. and presented a note to the teller.No weapon was displayed in the holdup, police said.Pub Date: 11/30/97
BUSINESS
By Eileen Ambrose, The Baltimore Sun | April 1, 2013
Howard Bank has agreed to buy Cecil Bank's branch at 3 W. Bel Air Ave. in Aberdeen, the institutions announced Monday. Under the deal, Howard Bank, based in Ellicott City, will acquire at least $38 million in loans and $37.9 million in deposits from Cecil Bank. That's about 10 percent of Cecil Bank's deposits. "It was a fit for both of us," said Mary Halsey, Cecil's CEO. "They were looking to expand; we were looking to head back into Cecil County, where are roots are. " Howard Bank's CEO, Mary Ann Scully, said in a statement that the bank had been growing beyond its Howard County roots, and the branch acquisition will mark its entry into Harford County.
NEWS
By Gus G. Sentementes and Gus G. Sentementes,Sun reporter | March 28, 2007
A man who Baltimore police suspect committed nearly half of the city's 21 bank robberies this year was arrested after a chase through downtown yesterday, ending a manhunt for a robber who demanded money using notes instead of guns. Police said the suspect - identified as Elmer H. Warfield, 36 - is the brother of a top police commander in the city's Northwestern District. A department spokesman said detectives interviewed the commander, Deputy Maj. Nathan A. Warfield, and are confident that he knew nothing of the robberies.
NEWS
By Michael James and Michael James,Staff writer | July 7, 1991
The FBI has arrested four people and is seeking a fifth in connection with an elaborate scheme in which forged documents defrauded an Ellicott City bank of $120,000, authorities said.Investigators said the money was withdrawn in bank checks during five days in early March, when five people went to the Commercial and Farmers Bank of Ellicott City and posed as savings account holders.At each visit, a person asked to withdraw money from an account and requested payment in a treasurer's bank check, the FBI's Jim Dearborn said.
NEWS
By Bruce Friedland | June 26, 1992
A COUPLE of bank robbers in their 20s had their getaway foiled by two Hereford senior citizens the other day, in what is the most recent in a trend of embarrassing incidents for bank robbers everywhere. After escaping into a brier patch, the robbers got so winded running they simply gave up, presumably preferring a long jail term to the discomfort of hyperventilation.In light of this troubling unprofessionalism, the following bank robbery primer is presented as a public service to the criminal element:First of all, get in shape.
NEWS
December 6, 1997
THAILAND'S credit rating was downgraded to one notch above junk-bond status. Citicorp agreed to take over majority shares of First Bangkok City Bank -- something Thailand previously forbade. South Korea's bailout from the International Monetary Fund could top a record $60 billion. Japan says it can look after itself.But if the Asian virus (formerly the Asian miracle) spreads, there are bigger countries at risk. Russia and China give cause for concern. Splashes they could cause would be far bigger.
NEWS
By Jamie Smith and Jamie Smith,SUN STAFF | January 10, 1998
The number of bank robberies last year plummeted almost 70 percent in the center of Baltimore -- where many banks are concentrated -- and city police are attributing the drop to improved communication between businesses and officers, increased security and news of high arrest rates.Bank robberies in the city as a whole also fell last year, but less dramatically -- 13 1/2 percent, from 133 in 1996 to 115. Such robberies were up in four police districts. The biggest increase was in the Northern District, from six bank robberies in 1996 to 32 last year.
NEWS
August 14, 1991
An Ellicott City gas station was robbed of an undisclosed amount of cash Saturday when a man threatened to blow up the business with a bomb, county police said.The man walked up to the St. John's Amoco cashier's window at 11:15 p.m. and placed what appeared to be an explosive device in the change window, police said.The device appeared to have dynamite inside, and the clerk handedover a sum of money, police said. The man then ran across the streetto a parked car and drove north on St. John's Lane.
EXPLORE
May 26, 2011
The following is compiled from police reports. The Howard County Times includes descriptions of perpetrators only when the description makes identification possible. Ellicott City Route 40 , 8400 block, between 2 and 2:30 a.m. May 19. Entry gained to Tower Federal Credit Union by cutting hole in wall. Centennial Woods Lane , 10200 block, between 11 a.m. May 18 and 8 a.m. May 19. Entry gained by prying window screen. Route 40 , 9440 block, 4:12 a.m. May 18. Entry gained to Tongamoo House.
NEWS
March 31, 2010
Howard County police are looking for information that will lead to the arrest of a man who robbed Howard Bank in the 10100 block of Baltimore National Pike in Ellicott City about 10:50 a.m. Monday. The man is described as white, in his 20s, about 5 foot 8 and thin. He was wearing a gray hooded sweat shirt, a gray baseball cap with a black bill and thick black gloves. - Don Markus
NEWS
March 5, 2009
Despite owning more than 9,000 abandoned properties in Baltimore, the city sells about 250 a year to community developers and individuals. At that rate, Baltimore will never rid itself of this behemoth of blight. That lopsided ratio argues strongly for a better system of selling these rundown houses and vacant lots so that they can be returned to the tax rolls. Mayor Sheila Dixon has proposed creation of a land bank that would take control of the city's vast inventory of abandoned houses and streamline a process known to be cumbersome and time-consuming.
NEWS
By Tricia Bishop and Tricia Bishop,tricia.bishop@baltsun.com | January 29, 2009
Attorneys for Baltimore City argued yesterday for the continuance of a potentially groundbreaking federal lawsuit against Wells Fargo Bank, alleging that the mortgage provider has a pattern of predatory lending in black neighborhoods that leads to foreclosures, vacant properties, lost tax revenue and significant legal fees. Wells Fargo filed a motion to dismiss the year-old lawsuit, claiming it is "legally deficient," in part because the city's complaint doesn't detail actual injury caused by the California company.
BUSINESS
By Tricia Bishop and Tricia Bishop,Sun reporter | March 29, 2008
Banking executive Edward J. "Ned" Kelly III earned nearly $15 million last year in salary, bonus and other payments after PNC Financial Services Group acquired Baltimore's Mercantile Bankshares Corp., according to documents filed yesterday. Kelly, Mercantile's former chief executive, had taken a vice chairman role at PNC after the deal was completed a year ago, but he quit in late June to join the Carlyle Group. He's now an executive at Citigroup Inc., of New York. Kelly declined to comment yesterday, through a spokeswoman.
BUSINESS
By JAY HANCOCK | October 28, 2007
If there's one thing we know about the mortgage crisis, it's that it keeps turning policymakers and bankers into liars. In June, Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson Jr. said mortgage problems "will not affect the economy overall." Merrill Lynch boss E. Stanley O'Neal said the mortgage mess was "reasonably well contained" the same month. Paulson's now trying to assemble a huge mortgage bailout fund. Merrill Lynch just announced one of the biggest Wall Street losses ever, which was caused largely by mortgage time bombs and was five times as big as O'Neal predicted three weeks ago. So don't blame First Mariner Bancorp shareholders if they look squinty-eyed at CEO Edwin F. Hale Sr. when he says the banking company will "continue to work through the current challenges and position ourselves for improving performance in 2008."
NEWS
March 31, 2010
Howard County police are looking for information that will lead to the arrest of a man who robbed Howard Bank in the 10100 block of Baltimore National Pike in Ellicott City about 10:50 a.m. Monday. The man is described as white, in his 20s, about 5 foot 8 and thin. He was wearing a gray hooded sweat shirt, a gray baseball cap with a black bill and thick black gloves. - Don Markus
BUSINESS
By Hanah Cho and Hanah Cho,Sun reporter | October 24, 2007
First Mariner Bancorp reported a higher-than-expected $3.58 million loss for the third quarter but the bank said yesterday that it is through the worst of the fallout from a declining real estate market and a flood of bad home loans. "We have no more loans that have been returned to us. That aspect of it is finished," said First Mariner chief executive Edwin F. Hale Sr. "We've narrowed our losses this quarter from the previous quarter. And we think there's going to be a little bit brighter future for us in the next quarter."
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