By BRENDAN KIRBY
HANCOCK - A masked gunman robbed the Home Federal Savings Bank Thursday afternoon, marking the 16th bank robbery in the Tri-State area since last September, Maryland State Police said.
The robber entered the bank at about 2:25 p.m., displayed a silver handgun and demanded cash, Sgt. Greg Johnston said. He placed the money in a bookbag-like bag and ran out the west side, he said.
"He left on foot and we don't know what happened after that, frankly," Johnston said.
State police and the Hancock Police Department searched the area around the bank at 333 E. Main St. but came up empty, police said.