Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Police renew call for information on bank robbers

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County police have reissued a call for information regarding an armed bank robbery that took place last month at Leisure World Plaza in Aspen Hill.

At 11:59 a.m. June 13, Fourth District officers responded to the Provident Bank at 3822 International Drive for the report of an armed robbery that had just taken place, county police said.

Two men entered the bank and demanded cash, police said. One of the men displayed a handgun, then both fled the scene after obtaining an undisclosed amount of money. They were last seen getting in a vehicle that was recovered a short distance from the bank and determined to be stolen, police said.

Police say both men are black and in their 20s. Through the investigation, police said they obtained a more specific description of one of the robbers.

One man is described as 23 to 25 years old, 6 feet tall to 6 feet 1 inch tall, and weighing 165 pounds. Police said he could have had stubble and severe acne around his mouth and on his cheeks. He has a medium complexion and short hair. At the time of the robbery, he was wearing a dark blue or black short-sleeved T-shirt, dark blue or black jeans and a dark baseball cap.

The second man is described as 23 to 27 years old, 5 feet 9 inches tall, and weighing 140 to 160 pounds. He was wearing a white T-shirt and jeans.

Both men wore bandanas.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Robbery Section at 240-773-5100. Callers may remain anonymous.