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Detectives Ask For Public's Help in Identifying Bank Robbery Suspect

For Immediate Release: Thursday, December 13, 2012

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Major Crimes Division–Robbery Section are investigating a bank robbery that occurred yesterday in the Colesville area of Silver Spring.  Detectives are releasing a surveillance photograph of the suspect and are asking for the public's help in identifying the suspect.

Yesterday at approximately 5:30 p.m., 4th District officers responded to the Capital One bank located at 13301 New Hampshire Avenue in Silver Spring for the report of a bank robbery that had just occurred.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect entered the bank and approached the teller counter.  The suspect passed a note to the teller demanding money and implying that he had a knife (no weapon was seen).  After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash from the teller, the suspect fled from the bank on foot.

The suspect is described as a black male with a light complexion, approximately 5’10 to 6' tall, and weighing approximately 160 to 175 pounds.  The bank’s surveillance system was able to capture the suspect on camera.

Detectives are asking anyone with information regarding this bank robbery to contact the Major Crimes Division-Robbery Section at 240.773.5100. Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or leave a Crime Solvers tip here.  Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information provided to them that leads to an arrest and/or indictment for this felony crime.

*** Please note:  Crime Solvers has recently increased the cash reward amount from a maximum of $1,000 to a new limit of up to $10,000.

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Release ID: 12-349
Media Contact: mcpnews 
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