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M&T Bank in Edgewater Robbed Thursday Afternoon

On Monday, police released surveillance photos; ask for the public's help in finding bank robber.

UPDATE (2 p.m. June 6) Police have released photographs of the robber, a white male, 5'7", 220 lbs., wearing a gray and yellow baseball cap, white t-shirt, dark pants and a stocking (pantyhose) over his face. He was wearing latex-type gloves.

Surveillance photos are now included in the photo gallery.

If anyone has information on the incident or the suspect, contact Det. Clifford Van Hoesen of the Robbery Unit at 410-222-3469 or 410-222-3566.

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UPDATE (8 a.m. June 3) According to a statement from Anne Arundel County Police, the suspect, a white male, entered the bank with a pantyhose covering his face. He demanded money from the tellers while implying that he had a weapon.

The tellers handed over an undisclosed amount of money to the suspect who fled on foot, heading south.

Offers canvassed the area, but were unable to locate the suspect.

Police have identified the suspect as a white male in his 30s, approximately 5'7", 200 lbs wearing a white hat, and a white t-shirt with a design on the front.

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Around 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, the M&T Bank at 3150 Solomons Island Road in Edgewater was robbed. Police have not made other information available to the public on how the robbery took place or how much, if any, money was taken.

One officer on the scene confirmed that the helicopter flying over Edgewater near Pike Ridge Road at Solomons Island Road was looking for the suspect(s). The officer, who asked that all press inquiries be made through the public information office of the Anne Arundel County Police Department nodded positively when asked if everyone in the bank was OK.

At 3:30 p.m. the mobile crime lab was on site taking fingerprints, and police with flashing lights could be seen at points around Southdown Shores, near Safeway and at the intersection of Solomons Island Road and Central Avenue in Edgewater. 

A witness at the Wawa next door to the M&T Bank said that shortly after 2:30 p.m. the police all converged on the bank at the same time.

"They were everywhere," the witness said.

Edgewater Patch will follow up with details when they are made available by police.

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