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Man sought in bank robbery arrested

November 02, 2006

One of the men wanted in the Tuesday robbery of a Hagerstown Trust bank branch was arrested Wednesday morning after a citizen reported seeing him walking down a street, Hagerstown Police Department Sgt. Paul Kifer said.

Richard Leo Lambert, 33, of no fixed address, was taken into police custody between 3 and 4 a.m. after he was seen walking near East Avenue and Potomac Street, Kifer said.

Lambert was served with an arrest warrant charging him with robbery, theft and conspiracy to commit robbery, Kifer said.

Police still were looking for Corey Antonio Usher, 28, who police believe entered the West Franklin Street and West Side Avenue bank branch with Lambert on Tuesday at 11:08 a.m. Police allege the men presented two tellers with notes demanding money. The men fled on foot after taking cash, police said.

Usher, of no fixed address, is described as a black man who is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 185 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes, police said.

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Kifer said police believe a third person might have been involved in the robbery. He said that person was not inside the bank with the other men.

Police issued an arrest warrant Tuesday for Usher, charging him with the same crimes as Lambert.

The bank's robbers were wearing sweat shirts with the hoods up at the time of the robbery, police said.

Kifer said police found sweat shirts, which they believe were discarded by the robbers, in an alley near the bank.

The police and FBI searched the area, but they were unable to locate the men, according to a news release issued Tuesday.

According to the release, a detective looking at the bank's surveillance video recognized Lambert and Usher from an incident at Saturday's Alsatia Mummers Parade.

According to the release, the bank was offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information on the whereabouts of the men. Anyone with information about the robbery may call police at 301-739-6000.

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