Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Police charge a 28-year-old man with armed robbery saying he stole cash from Capital One Bank.
A 28-year-old man from Colesville has been charged with one count of armed robbery in the Dec. 12 robbery at Capital One at 13301 New Hampshire Ave. Montgomery County police from the 4th District responded to a robbery report at the bank around 5:30 p.m., police said. Detectives said a male suspect went to a teller counter and gave a note to the employee, demanding money and implying that he had a knife, even though no weapon was seen. The man left the bank on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash, police said. Police said they arrested Jomo Crawford, of Autumn Drive in the Colesville neighborhood of Silver Spring, at his house without issue. Detectives attained a search and seizure warrant to look through his belongings and police …
Friday, December 14, 2012
Detectives released surveillance photos in hopes that the suspect will be identified.
Montgomery County Police are investigating the Wednesday robbery of Capital One Bank in Colesville. An undisclosed amount of cash was given to a suspect who implied that he had a knife. Police have released photos from the surveillance video in hopes that the suspect will be identified. Officers from the 4th District responded to 13301 New Hampshire Ave. around 5:30 p.m. for the report that a bank robbery had just occurred, police said. Detectives said that the male suspect went to the teller counter and gave a note to the employee, demanding money and implying that he had a knife, even though no weapon was seen. The man left the bank on foot after receiving the cash, police said. Detectives are asking anyone with information regarding …
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Samuel Lewis admitted to seven bank robberies across Montgomery County, including two in White Oak.
A Beltsville man pleaded guilty to seven bank robberies last week, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Maryland. Samuel Lewis, 44, pleaded guilty to a series of bank robberies in White Oak, Wheaton, Potomac and Gaithersburg from October 2010 to Sept. 11, 2011. He stole a total of $108,706 from the banks, prosecutors said. On Oct. 14, 2010, Lewis held up M&T Bank, at 11161 New Hampshire Ave. in White Oak, by aiming a handgun at a teller and threatening to shoot. "Lewis struck the bank teller in the face during his first robbery, and threatened to shoot the bank tellers in the remaining six robberies," prosecutors said in the press release announcing the guilty plea. Lewis robbed the same bank again on Nov. 16, 2010…
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Federal prosecutors say Samuel Lewis is behind the robbery of BB&T Bank in Wheaton and possibly six other bank robberies in Montgomery County.
Samuel Lewis, the man Montgomery County Police say was behind a series of bank robberies last year, has been charged with one count of armed robbery by the U.S. Attorney’s Office. According to a criminal complaint filed Oct. 18 by the FBI, Lewis is accused of robbing BB&T Bank in Wheaton, located at 11501 Georgia Ave., on Sept. 2 by force, violence and intimidation. The FBI also cited Lewis’ possible connection to six other bank robberies, including: SunTrust Bank, 9812 Falls Road, Potomac on Jan. 7 and July 21 Sovereign Bank, 481 North Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg on Feb. 1 M&T Bank, 11161 New Hampshire Ave., White Oak on Oct. 14, 2010 and Nov. 16, 2010 Wachovia Bank, 16820 Georgia Ave., Wheaton on Oct. 30, 2010 Lewis has not been …
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Suspect is accused of twice robbing M&T Bank in White Oak.
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Thursday, August 18, 2011
Nine months after one man robbed the same M&T Bank in White Oak twice, local police officers think they’ve tied him to nine other robberies.
One man may be responsible for nearly a dozen bank robberies across Montgomery County, Arlington, VA and Alexandria, VA, according to a press release from Montgomery County Police. Police suspect that the same person who robbed M&T Bank in White Oak on Oct. 14, 2010 and then again on Nov. 16, 2010, also robbed banks in Olney, Potomac and Gaithersburg, as well as banks in Alexandria and Arlington. Montgomery County Police did not immediately connect the two M&T Bank robberies, but released a statement on Nov. 17 that said they believed those robberies were committed by the same person who had robbed three banks in Olney from July to October 2010. Police in all three jurisdictions are seeking tips from the public on the man’s identity. There…
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
The robbery occurred on Monday evening.
A TD Bank at Colesville Road and Fenton Street was robbed Monday at around 6:30 p.m., Montgomery County Police reported. The suspect — described as a white male, about 35 years old, 5-feet-10-inches tall and weighing 175 pounds — entered the bank at 8661 Colesville Road posing as a customer and handed a note to the teller demanding cash. Police said that the suspect did not brandish a weapon. The suspect obatined an undisclosed amount of cash, left the bank and was last seen walking south on Fenton, police said in a release. No one was injured during the robbery. The suspect was last seen wearing a beige baseball-style cap, a yellow shirt and beige shorts. He was carrying a light-colored shopping bag. Anyone with information about this …
Monday, April 4, 2011
Police say an undisclosed amount of cash was stolen from an armored courier at Bank of America.
Montgomery County Police are investigating the robbery of an armored courier that occurred Monday morning at Bank of America, located on 11499 Columbia Pike. A suspect, who implied he had a gun, robbed the courier in the bank's foyer, said Angela Cruz, spokesperson for police. A second courier was present and sat in the courier vehicle during the robbery, but did not see the crime take place. The suspect obtained an undisclosed amount of cash before leaving in a vehicle. The vehicle has since been found by police, but the suspect was not in the vehicle at the time. Police aren't revealing where the vehicle was found, Cruz said.
Monday, March 7, 2011
Since August of 2010, six robberies have occurred at banking institutions in East Montgomery County. One arrest has been made.
Nearly every month since Colesville Patch launched Sept. 7 a banking institution in East Montgomery County has been robbed. So far, police report one arrest. In Burtonsville, Fairland and White Oak, a total of six robberies have occurred in seven months, with White Oak’s M&T Bank sustaining two robberies in two months. The bank robberies contribute to crime concerns in the area, which has also seen reports of gang activity and property crime, said Anthony Ramirez, who serves on the services committee of the East County Citizens Advisory Board. “Persistent crime in specific sections of East County is affecting the quality of life of residents,” said Ramirez. “Gang-related violence and home and automobile break-ins continue to be of …
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union is offering up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest of the two men who held up the bank over the weekend.
The bounty on two men suspected in robbing the White Oak branch of Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union has just increased ten-fold. Montgomery County Police announced today that the credit union is adding up to $10,000 to the police's current $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspects. The current reward may now reach $11,000. Detectives from the department's Major Crimes Division, Robbery Section are working with the FBI to determine who was behind the armed heist, which was called into the department's 3rd District around 10:42 a.m. on Jan. 8. Police report that the bank's manager was thrown over the bank's counter, resulting in a possible broken leg that required medical attention. After receiving an undisclosed…