Cross-dressing robber has police in Maryland on lookout

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Photo - Surveillance photo of a man dressed as a woman who robbed a Prince George's County bank.
Surveillance photo of a man dressed as a woman who robbed a Prince George's County bank.
Local,Crime,Aubrey Whelan

Prince George's County police are searching for a man who dressed as a woman while robbing a Bowie bank last week.

On Aug. 7 at about 9 a.m., the man -- sporting a wig, a long necklace and a colorful dress -- walked into the Capitol One Bank on the 6100 block of High Bridge Road in Bowie and passed the teller a note demanding money, said Cpl. Larry Johnson.

Johnson said he couldn't say how much the man made off with, but the money was later recovered. Police, however, are still searching for the robber.

The suspect is black and of medium build and was wearing a colorful, printed dress, a long black wig, sunglasses and a multicolored necklace at the time of the robbery.

Anyone with information about the culprit should call the robbery unit at the Prince George's County Police Department at 301-772-4905. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Solvers at 866-411-8477, text "PGPD" plus a message to 274637 or submit a tip online at pgpolice.org. Police have asked tipsters to refer to case number 12-220-0792 when submitting information, and they're also offering a reward of up to $1,000 for tips leading to the arrest and indictment of the man in question.

awhelan@washingtonexaminer.com

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Aubrey Whelan

Staff Reporter - Crime
The Washington Examiner