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Bank Robbery Update

August 28th, 2013 by WCBC Radio

On Wednesday, 08/28/2013, at approximately 10:18 AM, a lone suspect entered the Susquehanna Bank branch office on National Highway in LaVale. The suspect approached a teller, and while displaying a handgun, demanded money from the teller. The teller complied with the request, giving the suspect an undisclosed amount of money. The suspect placed the money in a black satchel and then turned and walked away.

The suspect exited through the same rear door he used to enter the building. While the suspect was walking across the parking lot a dye pack in the money he had been given exploded. The suspect was observed taking the dye pack out of the satchel and throwing it to the ground. He was last seen fleeing on foot into the residential neighborhood behind the bank.

The suspect was described as a white male in his 40’s, approximately 6-00 tall, with an average build, mustache, and a couple days growth of beard. He was wearing a long sleeve blue dress shirt, dark colored jeans, and a black fedora or cowboy type hat. The suspect also had the black satchel slung over one shoulder.

Members of the Maryland State Police and the Allegany County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene. A search of the area was conducted, but the suspect was not located at that time.

Investigators with the Allegany County Combined Criminal Investigation Unit (C3I) and the FBI responded to the scene also to assist in the investigation. Numerous interviews were conducted and surveillance video was reviewed by Investigators. The crime scene was processed by an Evidence Collection Technician with the Maryland State Police Forensic Sciences Division.

The suspect should have remnants of the red dye from the exploding dye pack on both his clothing and his person.

Anyone with information regarding this case can call the Maryland State Police at 301-729-2101, or the C3I Unit at 301-777-0326. If callers wish to remain anonymous, they can call the Allegany/Mineral County Crime Solvers at 301-722-4300, where callers may be eligible for a reward of up to $1500.00 for information leading to an arrest in this case.

The investigation is continuing by the Maryland State Police and C3I.

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