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.