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Suspect Flees Bank after Robbery, Cash Flies Out Car Window

Prince George's County Police are looking for a man who left the scene of a bank robbery driving a gray Volvo and wearing a patch over his left eye.

This man is a suspect in Tuesday morning's robbery of Bank of America on Church Street in Upper Marlboro. Credit: Prince George's County Police
This man is a suspect in Tuesday morning's robbery of Bank of America on Church Street in Upper Marlboro. Credit: Prince George's County Police

Police have released a surveillance photo of a suspect accused of robbing a Bank of America in Upper Marlboro Tuesday morning.

According to the Prince George's County Police, the suspect walked into the bank in the 14600 block of Church Street about 10 a.m. He walked up to a teller, displayed a gun and demanded cash.

The frightened teller complied, police said, and the suspect fled the bank with an undisclosed amount of money. Authorities believe the suspect then got into an older-model gray Volvo station wagon and drove away.

Somehow, money started flying out the window as the car sped away from the scene, reports WJLA TV. Police said they are not sure if the money was being thrown out of the car, or if a dye pack exploded, which banks are told to put in cash during a robbery to mark it.

There were no injuries reported, and police said no shots were fired.

The suspect is described as an African American man with a medium complexion, in his 40s, about 5’8” and 150 to 170 pounds. He was wearing a black leather hat, a black jacket, a burgundy shirt and blue jeans. He had some sort of patch over his left eye.

Anyone with information on this investigation is asked to call 301-772-4905. Callers can remain anonymous by calling CRIME SOLVERS at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).

You may also text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to www.pgcrimesolvers.com and submit a tip online. Crime Solvers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for tips that lead to an arrest and indictment in this case. 

Marcus Aurelius April 09, 2014 at 07:18 AM
Wow this man has some serious guts to pull this one off, hope they get him soon, offer a large reward and his own family will turn him in!!
erikb.prestbury April 09, 2014 at 12:10 PM
He is not a bank robber. He is probably desperate to pay back the drug money he owes to his dealer. The dealer(s) are likely the cause of the eye patch, from an earlier confrontation, and have threatened to kill him if he doesn't get their money asap. This looks like a move of pure desperation, not a well thought out and cased plan.

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