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Armed man might have robbed 2 MontCo banks

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Local,Maryland,Crime,Caitlin Byrnes

Montgomery County police are looking for a man who robbed a Bethesda bank at gunpoint last month and believe he might have been involved in robbing a bank in Kensington.

 

On March 22, a man entered the Colombo Bank at 6929 Arlington Road posing as a customer. He approached the teller, displayed a handgun and demanded money. The robber was given an undetermined amount of cash and fled on foot toward the Capital Crescent Trail. No one was injured.

The suspect is a black man in his mid-50s with a medium complexion, around 6 feet tall and 190 pounds. He has short peppered gray hair.

During the heist the thief was wearing a gray sweat suit, red White Sox baseball hat with a logo on the front, and large-frame glasses. He was carrying a red draw-string bag that some witnesses told police may have been a pizza warmer bag.

Police think this same man might have been involved with a March 31 armed bank heist at the M&T Bank at 3720 Farragut Ave. in Kensington.

In that incident, two black men, both about 6 feet tall, entered a bank armed with guns and demanded money. They obtained an undetermined amount of cash before fleeing on foot toward Dupont Avenue. No one was injured.

One robber was wearing a green-and-brown camouflage hat and jacket with blue pants, while the other wore a black hat, jacket and pants.

There is up to a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest or indictment for either incident. Anyone with information about either bank heist is encouraged to call the Robbery Section of the Montgomery County police department at 240-773-5100. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 866-411 TIPS (8477) or 240-773-TIPS (8477), or text "MCPD" plus the message at CRIMES (274637).

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