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Police looking for man who robbed downtown Hagerstown bank

July 29, 2011|By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com
  • Maryland Division of Correction K-9 officer Lt. Chris Caudell and his bloodhound Kojack were called to the M&T Bank on North Potomac Street in Hagerstown on Friday to track a suspect who fled on foot after robbing the bank.
By Kevin G. Gilbert/Staff Photographer

HAGERSTOWN — Police are looking for a man who robbed the M&T Bank branch at 32 N. Potomac St. in Hagerstown on Friday morning.

The robbery took place at about 9:30 a.m., said Hagerstown Police Detective Sgt. Jim Hurd.

Hurd said the robber stood in line at the bank and, upon reaching the counter, asked the teller for $300.

After receiving an undisclosed amount of money, the man fled north on North Potomac Street, Hurd said.

The man did not show a weapon or use force, said Hurd, who described the robbery as "very low-key."

The robber is described as a black male with close-cropped hair and a beard or stubble. He was wearing a blue-striped polo shirt and blue jeans, Hurd said.

A bloodhound from the Maryland Division of Correction was called in to assist in the search, Hurd said.

The bank remained closed at 10:20 a.m. Hurd said he did not know how long it would be closed.

Hurd said there were other customers in the bank at the time of the robbery.

The robbery was captured on surveillance cameras, according to Hagerstown Police Capt. Mark Holtzman.

"We've got very good pictures of this one, and I think the community can help us out," Holtzman said.

Detectives began arriving at the bank at about 9:40 a.m. and were interviewing witnesses.

It was the second reported robbery at that bank in just over three months. On April 22, a robber took an undisclosed amount of money from the bank.

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