Susquehanna Bank on Salem Ave. robbed

police seek 2 men

November 15, 2012|By DAVE McMILLION |
  • A suspect is caught on surveillance video Thursday during the robbery of Susquehanna Bank at the corner of Salem and Rhode Island avenues.
Submitted photo

Two males covered “head to toe” with clothing robbed the Susquehanna Bank on Salem Avenue Thursday morning in the third robbery in the city in about a 17-hour period, a city official said.

One of the males held two handguns while the other male, also armed with a handgun, jumped over a counter and grabbed money from drawers, said Lt. Tom Langston of the Hagerstown Police Department.

Three schools — Salem Avenue Elementary, Winter Street Elementary and Western Heights Middle School — were on modified lockdown after the band robbery occurred, said Washington County Public Schools spokesman Richard Wright.

In a modified lockdown, no activities such as physical education, are held outside, Wright said.

The schools were on the lockdown from noon to 12:50 p.m., Langston said.

The males walked into the bank at the corner of Salem and Rhode Island avenues at 11:53 a.m., said City of Hagerstown spokeswoman Erin Wolfe.


Neither Wolfe or Langston would disclose how much money was stolen.

The males ran out of the bank and were last seen heading east, Wolfe said.

Wolfe said the males were covered “head to toe” in clothing, including ski masks, gloves and jackets.

“Witnesses were only able to see the skin around their eyes,” Wolfe said.

It was the third robbery in the city since about 6:44 p.m. Wednesday, when Hartle’s Subs on Marshall Street was robbed by two males, one carrying a handgun, police said. Two seventeen-year-old Hagerstown boys were arrested Thursday morning in that robbery, Wolfe said.

Two minutes after the bank robbery was reported, a male entered Tekflash computer repair store at 61 E. Franklin Street and stole money after the suspect tied the hands of a worker in the store with rope, Wolfe said.

Anyone with information about the bank robbery can call city police at 301-790-3700, ext. 234.

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