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March 7, 1992
A dye-stained gunman yesterday eluded police after robbing a downtown bank branch, Baltimore police reported.The man entered the First National Bank branch in the 700 block of North Howard Street about 1:30 p.m. and robbed a teller, police said. He fled with the money in a bag that contained a concealed dye pack. After the dye pack exploded, the robber dropped the bag on the sidewalk and fled.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | July 21, 2012
Randall Shreve Jr.'s 1999 robbery of the Carrollton Bank in Glen Burnie didn't go so well, but it didn't stop him from trying again, federal prosecutors say. On Friday, Shreve, 44, was sentenced to more than 19 years in federal prison after being convicted for the second time in 12 years of robbing the bank in the 400 block of Crain Highway. He received an 11-year sentence after the first robbery and was on supervised probation at the time of the most recent crime. According to his guilty plea, on May 23, 2011 Shreve forced two tellers standing outside to enter the bank.
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By Roger Twigg | April 16, 1991
Police are always looking for the smoking gun when they are on a case.Yesterday they were looking for a pair of smoking pants.At 10:30 yesterday morning, Baltimore police say, a man with his hands in his pockets walked into the Capital Savings Bank in the 400 block of North Charles Street and proceeded to help himself to money in two cash drawers.Unbeknownst to the thief, however, he grabbed two dye packs which resemble stacks of cash but are designed to explode and spatter a bank robber with dye to help thwart robberies and immediately identify a suspect.
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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 Alan J. Craver and Alan J. Craver,Staff writer | February 17, 1991
An armed man who held up the Baltimore County Savings Bank in Bel Air Monday dropped the money and was almost literally caught red-handed, town police reported.The man approached one of the bank's tellers, pulled out a handgun and demanded money at 1:50 p.m., police said.Police said the teller handed over an undetermined amount of cash.After leaving the bank, the suspect dropped the money bag in theshopping center's parking lot when a dye pack placed with the money exploded, spraying red dye over his hands and clothing, police said.
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November 1, 1990
A key weapon in the battle to stop bank robberies worked as it should yesterday.In Timonium, a special dye pack placed with the loot given a holdup man exploded and the fleeing robber threw away his swag, just as he was supposed to. One problem: The discarded loot landed atop a ventilation duct back into the bank.Within minutes, tear gas from the exploding dye pack filtered into the Chase Bank of Maryland, in the 2000 block of York Road, and employees began complaining of swollen eyes and skin irritation.
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By Gregory P. Kane and Gregory P. Kane,Sun Staff Writer | November 16, 1994
One of two men who robbed a Household Bank branch in the fTC first block of Ordnance Road in Glen Burnie Monday afternoon may have been injured when a dye pack exploded against his abdomen, county police said.A Brooklyn Park man who saw the men running from the bank told police he saw one of them, doubled over as he ran, holding both hands near a large, red stain on the blue and white jogging suit he was wearing. The man threw away two red-stained latex gloves and a red bandanna as he ran.The robbers fled in a navy blue car, police said.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | August 13, 1999
The FBI is investigating a daytime armed robbery at a bank in Glen Burnie in which two suspects got away -- but without a dime to show for the effort.They dropped the cash while running out of the bank, said county police. It was returned to the bank.The robbery occurred Wednesday at the former NationsBank branch at Glen Burnie Mall in the 6700 block of Ritchie Highway.Police said that two men, one carrying a silver handgun and the other a blue steel handgun, entered the bank at 9: 25 a.m.One gunman ordered customers to sit on the floor.
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By Kathleen B. Hennelly and Kathleen B. Hennelly,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | June 23, 1996
A man attempting to rob the Bradford Federal Savings Bank Friday fled the Ellicott City bank with little, if any, money when an exploding pack discharged tear gas, red dye and red smoke.Less than an hour later, Howard County police detained several people who had been driving on Bethany Lane toward Route 99, but they were later released.By yesterday, no one had been charged.Sgt. Steven Keller, Howard County police spokesman, said that about 11: 15 a.m. Friday, a man held up to a teller at the bank a manila envelope with the message: "I HAVE A GUN!
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By Michael James and Michael James,Staff Writer | June 25, 1993
Two men and a woman robbed a bank in Salisbury and had no way to get back to Baltimore. So they took a cab and paid full fare for the 120-mile ride, police said.The bank robbery, the first of the year in this Eastern Shore city in Wicomico County, occurred about 9:20 Tuesday morning when two men announced a holdup at the Maryland National Bank on Main Street.While one man stood guard with a chrome-plated revolver, the other hopped over the counter and took money from the cash drawers, Salisbury police said.
NEWS
May 12, 2000
Administration says $15 million is enough for police/fire radio The county administration sought yesterday to explain its decision to budget $15 million for a new police and fire radio system, even though other county officials put the cost at $23 million to $28 million, depending on financing. County Financial Officer John R. Hammond told the County Council that he believes $15 million is a "reasonable expectation." He noted that the higher range, reported earlier to the council, was based on an estimate by Motorola Inc."
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | August 13, 1999
The FBI is investigating a daytime armed robbery at a bank in Glen Burnie in which two suspects got away -- but without a dime to show for the effort.They dropped the cash while running out of the bank, said county police. It was returned to the bank.The robbery occurred Wednesday at the former NationsBank branch at Glen Burnie Mall in the 6700 block of Ritchie Highway.Police said that two men, one carrying a silver handgun and the other a blue steel handgun, entered the bank at 9: 25 a.m.One gunman ordered customers to sit on the floor.
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By Dail Willis DTC and Dail Willis DTC,SUN STAFF | August 25, 1998
A routine errand turned into a small adventure for a Baltimore County judge yesterday and led to the arrest of a man police said had robbed a bank a few minutes earlier.Judge G. Darrell Russell Jr., who has been a District Court judge since 1990, was driving his two young sons and their baby sitter down York Road yesterday at lunchtime when a man ran fromBradford Federal Savings Bank at 6900 York Road."I see the dye explode in front of the bank. There was a red plume of smoke -- I could hear the pop," Russell said.
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By Richard Irwin | March 11, 1997
Police Blotter is a sampling of crimes in Baltimore and Baltimore County.Central DistrictBank robbery: Shortly after a man robbed the Signet Bank in the first block of St. Paul St. about 11: 50 a.m. yesterday, a dye pack hidden in the money exploded. He escaped. Police found residue from the dye pack on the pavement in the first block of Wilkes Lane, a few blocks from the bank.Theft: Police suspect a female client in a drug treatment program in the 100 block of Sutton Place stole a counselor's jacket, $200 in cash and his paycheck yesterday.
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By Richard Irwin and Richard Irwin,SUN STAFF | December 31, 1996
Shortly after a downtown bank was robbed yesterday, Baltimore police arrested a suspect who was in the stairwell of a building, changing his clothes.In a separate incident, police failed to capture a bank robber, who was stained with orange dye when a dye pack hidden among the currency exploded.The robberies brought to 133 the number of city banks robbed this year, compared with 75 at the same time last year, police said.About 9: 15 a.m. yesterday, a man told a teller at First National Bank in the 400 block of E. Pratt St. that he had a bomb and gave her a note demanding money, said Agent Robert W. Weinhold Jr., a city police spokesman.
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By Elaine Tassy and Elaine Tassy,SUN STAFF | December 20, 1996
June 18 wasn't Alfred S. Lee's day -- and yesterday wasn't so good either.Back in June, the 28-year-old South Baltimore man robbed a Towson bank, but was spotted by a Baltimore County prosecutor who chased him in his car until police caught him -- literally red-handed from exploding dye -- a few moments later.Yesterday, he was convicted of robbery and theft by a Baltimore County jury. Because he has been convicted twice before of robbery, and once of second-degree rape, he faces a 25-year term under the state's repeat-offender statute when Circuit Judge J. William Hinkel sentences him Jan. 15.Prosecutors said Lee of the 2600 block of Pierpoint St. went unarmed to a NationsBank branch at York Road and Pennsylvania Avenue on June 18 and demanded cash from a teller, who refused.
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November 8, 1992
SYKESVILLE -- A man wearing a dark-colored mask robbed the Columbia Bank Friday, but left money behind after a dye pack exploded, police said.According to police, a man walked into the bank in the 6200 block of Sykesville Road about 7:30 p.m. Friday. He pulled out a gun, demanded money from a teller and left with an undisclosed amount of cash, police said.As the man was leaving the bank property, a dye pack with the money exploded, and the man dropped much of the cash, police said, He drove away in what is believed to be a dark-colored pickup truck.
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By Richard Irwin and Richard Irwin,SUN STAFF | November 15, 1996
Police arrested a suspect in the robbery of an East Baltimore bank on Wednesday. Now they're looking for the money.Whoever has the money should be wary about spending it -- the bills are stained orange from a dye pack that exploded."
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By Richard Irwin and Richard Irwin,SUN STAFF | November 15, 1996
Police arrested a suspect in the robbery of an East Baltimore bank on Wednesday. Now they're looking for the money.Whoever has the money should be wary about spending it -- the bills are stained orange from a dye pack that exploded."
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By Kathleen B. Hennelly and Kathleen B. Hennelly,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | June 23, 1996
A man attempting to rob the Bradford Federal Savings Bank Friday fled the Ellicott City bank with little, if any, money when an exploding pack discharged tear gas, red dye and red smoke.Less than an hour later, Howard County police detained several people who had been driving on Bethany Lane toward Route 99, but they were later released.By yesterday, no one had been charged.Sgt. Steven Keller, Howard County police spokesman, said that about 11: 15 a.m. Friday, a man held up to a teller at the bank a manila envelope with the message: "I HAVE A GUN!
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