Dual Highway bank branch robbed at gunpoint

January 10, 1997


Staff Writer

A branch of the Home Federal Savings Bank was robbed Friday night just before closing, Hagerstown City Police said.

A lone, masked gunman walked into the bank branch at 1700 Dual Highway at the intersection of Edgewood Drive in the East End of the city, police said.

The robber displayed a "long-armed weapon," police said.

No arrests have been made.

Police described the gunman as white, about 25 years old, medium build, and 5 feet 8 inches tall. He was wearing blue jeans and a dark, hooded sweatshirt, possibly green, at the time, police said.

The robbery was reported at 6:45 p.m., authorities said. The bank lobby closes at 7 p.m., they said.

The suspect made off with an undisclosed amount of money, police said.

The six tellers inside the bank were uninjured, police said. No shots were fired, they said.


However, the suspect tripped and fell when vaulting over one of the counters in the bank, police said.

The suspect fled from a rear door and disappeared, police said.

Several cars were lined up at the bank's drive-through area at the time of the holdup, police said.

Anyone who may have seen the suspect leave the bank area can call police at 790-3700.

At least a dozen banks have been robbed in the Tri-State area since September, authorities said.

The Prospect Avenue branch of Hagerstown Trust was robbed in Hagerstown just before noon on Friday, Dec. 13. No arrests have been made in that case

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