Credit union robber sought

December 11, 2009|By BRIDGET DiCOSMO

WILLIAMSPORT -- Police cruisers crawled up and down Donelson Drive Friday morning as officers scanned the residential neighborhood for a man who robbed the Washington County Teachers Federal Credit Union.

Police said the robber got away with more than $2,000.

Officers from Maryland State Police, the Hagerstown Police Department and the Washington County Sheriff's Department used a police dog and a helicopter in their efforts to find the man who police said robbed the credit union at 16802 Virginia Ave. at 9:20 a.m.

The robber remained at large Friday evening, police said. He was described as about 5 feet 10 inches tall with a thin to medium build, wearing a black hooded sweat shirt and dark denim jeans, and carrying a backpack, police said.

No weapon was shown during the robbery and there were no injuries, according to Maryland State Police investigator Scott Bare.

Only a teller and a manager were inside the credit union when the man went inside and demanded money, Bare said.


After he left the credit union, the robber was seen jogging on Donelson Drive in the area behind the building, Bare said.

A police dog tracked the robber for about four blocks before losing his scent, Bare said.

The credit union remained closed Friday after the robbery. A paper sign taped to the door read "closed, emergency."

Residents of the neighborhood near the credit union were not believed to be in danger, Bare said.

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