City Desk

A Cat in a Redskins Hat Strikes Bank

The choice of licensed headgear for a highway robbery could strike some as redundant.

Montgomery County Crime Solvers have put out an APB for a stooge who robbed a TD Bank on Route 29 in Silver Spring on Monday. According to info released by the cops, the robber was "was last seen wearing a beige baseball style cap, yellow shirt, and beige shorts. The suspect was carrying a light colored shopping bag."

The bank's surveillance photos, however, indicate that the "beige baseball style cap" that the bad guy was sporting during his cash grab was really a Redskins cap. (The photos also show that the no-goodnik's "light colored shopping bag" is a plastic CVS bag.)

If you recognize the hat wearer, call the Montgomery County Police Robbery Section at 240-773-5100, or Crime Solvers of Montgomery County at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or 240-773-TIPS (8477).

Anybody who drops a dime on the right creep is eligible for a "cash reward of up to $1,000" from the county.

The Redskins hat-wearing crook might be pleased to know that's the same amount of scratch Dan Snyder will give you if you can sell a pair of club seats for him.

More photos of the bad guy and the press release, both from the Montgomery County police, after the jump. (And thanks to thayeravenue.com for the tip.)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 2, 2011

 

Bank Robbery in Silver Spring

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Major Crimes Division – Robbery Section are investigating a bank robbery that occurred yesterday evening at the TD Bank located at 8661 Colesville Road in Silver Spring.

On August 1, 2011, at approximately 6:33 p.m., 3rd District officers responded to the TD Bank located at 8661 Colesville Road for the report of a bank robbery that had just occurred. Preliminary investigation revealed that a male suspect entered the bank, posed as a customer, and handed a note to the teller demanding cash. No weapon was implied or seen. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect exited the bank and was last seen walking southbound on Fenton Avenue. No one was injured during the incident.

Suspect Still at Large

The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 35 years of age, 5’ 10” tall, and weighing 175 pounds. The suspect was last seen wearing a beige baseball style cap, yellow shirt, and beige shorts. The suspect was carrying a light colored shopping bag.

Anyone with information about the suspects and/or bank robbery is asked to call the Montgomery County Police – Robbery Section at 240-773-5100. Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or 240-773-TIPS (8477).

Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information provided to them that leads to the arrest and/or indictment of the persons responsible for this bank robbery. Anonymous tips can also be provided by typing “MCPD” plus the tip on a cell phone or PDA and texting it to 274637 (CRIMES).Text-a-Tip ProgramType “MCPD” plus the tip on your cell phone or PDA and text it to 274637 (CRIMES). The text message is encrypted and an alias is generated, masking the identity of the sender from the police. The police have no way of determining the user’s identity. An anonymous 2 way dialogue is possible with investigators.

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