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Bank Robberies in Bethesda and Kensington Believed to be Related

For Immediate Release: Sunday, February 14, 2016

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police – Major Crimes Division, Robbery Section are investigating two bank robberies that they believe were committed by the same suspect.

On Saturday, February 13 at approximately 9:18 am, 2nd District officers responded to the

armed robbery of the PNC bank at 10211 Old Georgetown Road.  The suspect entered the bank, displayed a small handgun, and demanded money.  After receiving an undisclosed amount of cash, he left the scene in an unknown direction.

A second bank robbery was dispatched at approximately 9:46 a.m.  Officers from the 2nd District responded to the M&T bank located at 10420 Montgomery Avenue in Kensington.

Investigators believe the same suspect from the first robbery entered the bank, displayed a small handgun, and demanded cash from the teller.  A witness followed the suspect into a nearby parking lot, but fled back to the bank when the suspect pointed his gun at the witness.

Detectives also believe this suspect could be responsible for three other robberies that occurred on the following dates and locations.

  • January 27, 2012 M&T Bank 10100 River Road, Bethesda
  • January 8, 2014 Capital One 7340 Westlake Terrace, Bethesda
  • December 9, 2014 M&T Bank 10420 Montgomery Avenue, Kensington
The suspect is described as a white male, believed to be in his 40’s or 50’s.  During the latest robberies he was wearing a dark colored, zippered, hooded jacket.  He concealed his face and wore gloves that were dark on the palm and light on the back.  Under his jacket he was wearing a brown checkered dress-shirt, khaki pants, and brown dress shoes.

Anyone with information about this bank robbery suspect is asked to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070.  Tipsters may also call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).  Crime Solvers is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information that leads to the arrest of this suspect.  Tipsters will remain anonymous.

M&T Bank at TellerM&T Bank at Teller (Original Image)

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Release ID: 16-030
Media Contact: mcpnews 
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