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Arrest Made in Olney Bank Robbery

For Immediate Release: Monday, February 24, 2014

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police - Major Crimes Division have arrested and charged a suspect for the robbery of the Capital One bank in Olney that occurred on February 20.  Michael Williamson, age 29, of the 3300 block of Buehler Court in Olney, was arrested on the evening of February 20 and charged with one count of armed robbery.

On February 20 at approximately 1:04 p.m., officers responded to the Capital One bank located at 18104 Town Center Drive in Olney for the report of a bank robbery.  Investigation revealed that the male suspect, later identified as Williamson, entered the bank and passed a note to the teller.  The note demanded money and implied that the suspect had a gun.  The suspect received cash and exited the bank.

Robbery investigators disseminated a bank surveillance photograph of the suspect to officers.  An officer contacted investigators and identified the suspect as Williamson.  At approximately 5:40 p.m., officers patrolling the downtown Wheaton area notified officers that they had just arrested a suspect, identified as Williamson, for possession of marijuana.  During a search incident to arrest, officers located cash in Williamson's pants pocket; that cash was identified as proceeds from the bank robbery. Officers also located a knit cap on Williamson, which was similar to the cap worn by the suspect in the bank robbery.

During questioning, Williamson admitted to committing the bank robbery.  He was transported to the Central Processing Unit and is being held on $75,000 bond.


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Release ID: 14-040
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