Sovereign Bank Robbed, Patterson Mill Locked Down

A Bel Air Bank was robbed at gunpoint Monday afternoon.

A Bel Air bank was robbed at gunpoint Monday, prompting police and school officials to place nearby Patterson Mill High School on lockdown.

Around 11:08 a.m. a man wearing a hard hat and dust or surgical mask walked into , according to a preliminary release from Edward Hopkins, spokesman for the Harford County Sheriff's Office.

The masked man pulled a gun and ordered a bank employee to give him cash then ran out the back of the bank, according to Hopkins. No one was injured during the course of the robbery.

It is unclear if this robbery is connected to several recent robberies around the county, Hopkins wrote.

The school was placed on lockdown for a short time as a precaution while deputies searched the area.

The robber is described as a white man in his forties wearing a hard hat, dust or surgical mask, blue jeans, work boots and a plaid flannel shirt.

Ron December 17, 2012 at 11:49 PM
I bet that if everyone in the bank was carrying the robber would have thought twice
Annie December 18, 2012 at 01:34 AM
I moved to Harford County for the country feel and slow pace.....in the 5 years I've lived here, things sure have changed.....and not for the better. I am not sure if it is the county changing.....or the country's economy driving people to desperation. Whichever it is, it is way too sad.....
Bel Air Native December 18, 2012 at 11:54 AM
Cornelius December 21, 2012 at 02:47 AM
You moved to Harford County 5 years ago for "slow pace"? You're about 25 years too late. Country feel? Move to West Virginia. Harford County is suburb, no matter how close to the PA line you get.
Charles Lyon January 04, 2013 at 10:38 PM
Criminals dont have legal guns,


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