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Police seek assistance in solving bank robberies

July 12, 2007|By PEPPER BALLARD

HAGERSTOWN - The Maryland Association for Bank Security is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a man police believe is responsible for three recent bank robberies in the Hagerstown area.

Maryland State Police Trooper 1st Class Michael Kretzer said police believe the same man was responsible for robbing two M&T Banks and one Susquehanna Bank over the course of the past month.

The M&T Bank at 13409 Pennsylvania Ave. was robbed Saturday at about noon, the M&T Bank at 14 W. Potomac St. in Williamsport was robbed at about 2:30 p.m. on June 21 and Susquehanna Bank at 13232 Fountain Head Plaza was robbed June 13 at about 6 p.m., The Herald-Mail has reported.

Police have said the robber used a small-caliber revolver in the commission of the Susquehanna Bank robbery and used a boy's bicycle to pedal away from the scene.

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Kretzer said the robber was caught on video surveillance after the June 13 robbery entering a dark-colored, 1990s model Chevrolet Astro van, which had a bra and displayed no front tag. The van has silver pinstriping, chrome wheel rims and a chrome luggage rack, according to Kretzer.

The robber is described as a man who is about 5 feet 10 inches or 6 feet tall and weighs about 180 pounds. Kretzer said the man has a thin build and acne scarring on his face.

Washington County Sheriff's Department Investigator Greg Alton said The Maryland Association for Bank Security is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the robber.

Police ask anyone with information on the robber or robberies to call either the Washington County Sheriff's Department at 301-791-3020 or Maryland State Police at 301-739-2101 or 301-791-4686.

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