Bank robbery

The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office investigates an attempted armed robbery Tuesday morning at the Bank of America on Worthington Boulevard in Urbana.

Deputies arrested a man Tuesday morning about an hour after responding to an attempted armed robbery at the Bank of America in the Urbana Village Shopping Center.

A deputy located the suspect’s car and made the arrest on East Baldwin Road near Monrovia at about 11:20 a.m., according to Frederick County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Taylor Clarke.

No further information about the suspect was immediately available.

Deputies surrounded the bank on Worthington Boulevard after the robbery was reported at approximately 10:10 a.m. Customers were still being turned away from the doors more than an hour and a half later as deputies spoke with bank employees inside and collected evidence, but no one was injured during the relatively brief exchange, according to Sgt. Curtis Pierce. While the man intended to rob the bank, no cash was taken, Pierce said.

“The suspect came in, displayed a handgun, but he did not get any money and no one got hurt. He fled the scene and we arrived shortly thereafter,” Pierce said.

The man who entered the bank was “pretty covered up” at the time, according to Pierce.

Deputies were not ruling out the possibility that a second person was involved in the robbery attempt, Pierce added.

“It appears to be one person that came into the bank, but there was possibly a second who was driving the car,” the sergeant said.

Centerville Elementary, Urbana Elementary at Sugarloaf, Urbana Middle and Urbana High schools were under a brief precautionary lockdown after the robbery attempt was reported, according to an alert from Frederick County Public Schools.

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Jeremy Arias is the Frederick city and government reporter for The Frederick News-Post.

(6) comments

marylandmirage

Really? A red Hyundai Sonata?

DickD

The story doesn't say that what do you know?

sue1955

Dick, the story originally stated that a red Hyundai Sonata was suspected as the car involved. I remembered that because I thought that I had never seen a Sonata that was red (over time when I was on the road all the time).

gabrielshorn2013

This is a continuation of yesterday's breaking news, where they said more was to follow. In their editing they removed reference to that red Sonata. That detail may have been wrong, hence the removal. Marylandmirage's comment has been up since that original story, Dick.

marylandmirage

The original story had that in it. My comment was made because I would think that a person would be driving a more low-key, less noticeable vehicle to rob a bank. I couldn't believe they would be driving a red car (and I have not seen to many red Hyundai Sonatas).

sue1955

Same here, maryland. Hence - part of my comment previously.

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