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Hagerstown man charged in connection with bank robbery

Charles Sylvester Bolden III faces one count each of armed robbery, robbery, second-degree assault, threat of arson and theft under $10,000

December 06, 2012

A Hagerstown man has been charged in a warrant in connection with the Wednesday morning robbery of The Columbia Bank on Wesel Boulevard.

Charles Sylvester Bolden III, 46, of Hagerstown, was charged in the warrant with one count each of armed robbery, robbery, second-degree assault, threat of arson and theft under $10,000, according to a Hagerstown Police Department news release.

Police said officers were able to identify Bolden by matching a photo of him with a surveillance photo from the bank.

Officers were called at about 11 a.m. Wednesday for a report of a robbery at The Columbia Bank at 1571 Wesel Blvd.

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An investigation determined that a man went to a kiosk in the center of the bank lobby and wrote a note on a withdrawal ticket, according to the release. The man then handed a teller the note, which had a threat and a demand for money written on it.

Police said the man fled the bank after the teller gave him some cash.

Witnesses reported seeing the man cross Wesel Boulevard and get into a white Chevrolet Cavalier that was being driven by a woman.

Police said the vehicle was last seen heading north on South Burhans Boulevard.

Anyone with information may call police at 301-790-3700.

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