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Police seek bank robber

January 06, 2003|by TARA REILLY

Maryland State Police in Hagerstown said a man robbed the Farmers & Merchants Bank in Fountainhead Plaza on Pennsylvania Avenue early Friday evening.

Sgt. Steve Ganley said the man entered the bank at 6:35 p.m. and told the tellers to place all their money on the counter.

No customers were in the bank at the time. Police are not disclosing how many employees were in the bank during the incident.

The man, described as a white male with a slim build, put the money in a bag he carried in with him. He had his hand in his pocket and motioned as though he had a weapon, but none was displayed, Ganley said.

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The man ran out of the bank and headed south along Pennsylvania Avenue on foot, and employees lost track of him near small businesses close by.

He got away with an unknown amount of money, Ganley said.

Ganley said the man spoke very little during the robbery. Police have the incident recorded on video surveillance.

The man was wearing a black knit ski cap, a 3/4-length tan overcoat or raincoat, glasses and a scarf or a bandanna over his face. He is about 5 feet, 10 inches to 6 feet tall, Ganley said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Maryland State Police at 301-739-2101.

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