The Frederick County Sheriff's Office is investigating an attempted bank robbery that occurred Saturday morning at Sandy Spring Bank.

At 9:39 a.m. a person described as a black man in his 40s or 50s entered Sandy Spring Bank at 6560 Mercantile Drive East and handed a teller a note demanding money and stating he had a gun, according to Frederick Sheriff's Office Sgt. Dave Keefer.

The man never displayed a weapon during the incident, according to law enforcement officials, and no one was injured.

The man remained in the bank for about two minutes and exited the building at 9:41 a.m. in an unknown direction, Keefer said. Nothing was taken from the bank, according to Keefer.

Deputies were dispatched to the scene at 9:45 a.m., said Keefer, and the sheriff's office canvassed the area and deployed a K-9 unit to search the immediate area, but did not find anything.

Detectives are still searching for the man, who was described as wearing a dark-colored rain coat, a dark-colored hat, sweat pants and garden gloves, Keefer said.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the sheriff's office headquarters at 301-600-1046. Detective Tim Moore Jr. is investigating the attempted robbery.

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