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  8/24/2009

Crime Solvers Offer Reward in Two Linked Bank Robberies
 

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Major Crimes Division – Robbery Section and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) are investigating two bank robberies that occurred earlier this month. Detectives believe the same two suspects are responsible for both robberies.

On Tuesday, August 11 at approximately 10:13 a.m., Montgomery County Police 5th District officers responded to the Navy Federal Credit Union Bank located at 11528 Middlebrook Road in Germantown for the report of a bank robbery that had just occurred. A male suspect entered the bank posing as a customer. He waited in line and approached the teller. When it was his turn, he demanded cash and the teller complied. No weapon was seen. The suspect obtained an undisclosed amount of cash and fled toward Midridge Drive.

Then on Thursday, August 13 at approximately 9:13 a.m., Montgomery County Police 4th District officers responded to the Chevy Chase Bank located at 2315 Randolph Road in Glenmont for the report of a bank robbery that had just occurred. One suspect stood and waited near the entrance while a second suspect entered the bank. While inside the bank, he implied he had a gun and demanded cash. The suspect received an undisclosed amount of cash, exited the bank and both suspects fled on foot toward the rear of the Glenmont shopping center. The suspects then got into a dark-colored sedan, possibly a late model Toyota Camry or Honda. No one was injured.

One suspect is described as a black male, in his late twenties to early thirties, approximately 5’9” to 5’10” tall, with a heavy-build. He was wearing a white t-shirt, black pants and had a white t-shirt wrapped around his head. The second suspect is described as a black male, in his late twenties to early thirties, with a heavy-build. He was wearing a white tank top and blue pants. This description was provided in the Chevy Chase Bank robbery. It is unknown which of the two suspects robbed the Navy Federal Credit Union Bank. The description given of the Navy Federal Credit Union Bank suspect was a black male, 25 to 30 years of age, 6’1” tall, weighing 280 pounds. He was clean shaven with a dark complexion. He wore a black t-shirt, orange shorts, black tennis shoes, and black gloves.

Anyone with information about these bank robberies or the suspects involved is asked to call the Major Crimes Division – Robbery Division at 240-773-5100. Those who wish to remain anonymous should call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information provided to them that leads to an arrest and/or indictment for this felony crime. This reward is offered for a period of 90 days from the date of this press release.

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