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Deputies seek man who robbed bank at mall

May 26, 2009

A man walked into the M&T Bank branch inside the Valley Mall on Tuesday morning, passed a note and left with an undisclosed amount of money, Washington County Sheriff's Department deputies said. 

The robber went into the bank just before 10:20 a.m. No weapon was displayed and no one was injured, deputies said. 

The robber was described as a white male, believed to be in his late 20s or early 30s, about 5 feet 7 inches tall, with a thin build. He was unshaven, wearing a baseball style hat, blue jeans and a Navy blue hooded sweatshirt with "IRISH" across the front, deputies said.

Bank personnel couldn't tell if the man arrived or left in a vehicle but told deputies he went toward the parking lot. 

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Deputies were being assisted in the search for the robber by Hagerstown City Police and Maryland State Police. 

Deputies ask that anyone with information call 240-313-2183 or 301-791-3020. A reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect. Callers may remain anonymous.

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Tuesday's robbery was the fourth bank robbery in the Tri-State area in less than two weeks.

On May 18 at 10:27 a.m., a man robbed the Mountain Heritage Credit Union at the Martinsburg (W.Va.) Mall, police said. At about 5 p.m. that day, a man robbed the Centra Bank in Inwood, W.Va., police said.

At 11:39 a.m. May 19, a man robbed the Susquehanna Bank at 13418 Marsh Pike in Washington County, police said.

No arrests have been made in those robberies, police said.    


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