UPDATE: Fallston Bank Robbed At Gunpoint

The BB&T Bank located on U.S. Route 1 was robbed late Monday morning.

UPDATE (5:14 p.m.)—A man wearing a hard hat and neon yellow safety vest robbed a Fallston bank at gunpoint late Monday morning and remained at large that evening, police say.

Around 11:02 a.m., police were called to the BB&T Bank, located at 1911 Bel Air Road in Fallston, after employees reported the bank had been robbed, a Maryland State Police trooper with the Bel Air Barrack said.

Shortly before 11 a.m. a man wearing a hard hat and a yellow and orange safety vest walked into the bank carrying a duffel bag, according to a release from state police.

The man showed a black “bull pub” style shotgun, demanded money and ordered the tellers and customers to floor, the release states. The armed man then stole an undisclosed amount of money from the teller’s drawers and coin vault, the release continues.

The robbery is described as an older, stocky, white man wearing faded jeans and a gray sweatshirt under the yellow and orange vest, state police said.

Troopers and Harford County sheriff's deputies searched the area with helicopter and police dogs, but the robber had not been aprehended as of 5:30 p.m. Monday.

HarfordLassie November 05, 2012 at 06:07 PM
Nobody makes anyone crazy but themselves by listening to all this propaganda that is out there.
Damon Presberry November 05, 2012 at 06:08 PM
Darryl Briscoe November 05, 2012 at 06:26 PM
People do stupid things on their own like you placing your post. Obama has only created more jobs and started the economy growing again, while being block at every turn by the republican establishment who's number priority has been to make sure he doesn't succeed. I bet you could not succeed at your job if the company you work for was against you.
Corey November 05, 2012 at 07:16 PM
The original post here from Dave Sample is a true sign of a person's ignorance and prejudice. I seriously doubt President Obama forced this man to rob a bank; nor did he send a hurricane ripping through the east coast. In fact, President Obama isn't even responsible for your ignorance or your inability to spell and/or use proper grammar. However, what he is responsible for is running this country and turning things around for the better. So far, I can say I've seen some change in the past four (4) years he's been president. I'm not saying he was the best president we've had, but his being elected president as an african american man has moved this country forward within itself. The only valid point you've made in your comment is that people should indeed get out and vote and let their voice be heard. The rest of your comment is pure foolishness.
Dave Sample November 05, 2012 at 07:44 PM
My point is that people turning mad because of the way the economy is. People who are on the brink of doing something crazy are doing it. Its not Obamas fault people are doing stupid stuff. These people have issues before all that. Storms aint' got nothing to do with Obama neither. My point was the storms are making people crazy too. People are on edge. I am sure dude who robbed the bank probly has a long rap sheet. Nobody has a right to steal from anybody or hurt anybody no matter what. I heard on the news today that suicides was up. The way I speak and spell is part to do with my education and lack of parents. I have come along way from where is was about 5 years ago. I was on the streets at age of 12 and lucky to survive. Been spending most of my time in the library and sometimes have a hard tim getting thougts together. My bad for coming off like I was saying it was OK for the guy to rob. Not my thoughts even.
Abingdon November 05, 2012 at 08:45 PM
Corey - What things has Obama turned around for the better? He has moved this country forward within itself? What the heck are you talking about are you better off than four years ago? I think not, Obama is the worst president we have ever had, even worse than Carter! God help us!
IntrepidRN November 05, 2012 at 08:53 PM
WOW- I hope no one who replied to Mr. Sample's comment states an opinion that could ever possibly be interpreted by ANYONE else as ignorant or foolish. After he clarified his statement and explained his poor grammar, people continued to belittle and berate him. It is unfortunate he felt the need to explain the reasons for his poor grammar. Is adult cyberbullying any less wrong than it is amongst our youth?
Corey November 05, 2012 at 09:27 PM
Hey IntrepidRN, Mr. Sample corrected his grammar AFTER people brought it to his attention. Even after I brought it to his attention. Read the time stamps if you please. As for President Obama; what people fail to realize is when the President took office, the former president had run America into the ground and President Obama was left to pick up the pieces. Since then, this stupid war has ended, troops have returned to our shores, and Bin Laden is dead. School funding has increased in order to offer children and adults better educational opportunities. Maybe you cant see these accomplishments because you're too closed minded to realize that an African American man ran this country and it took him 4 years to clean up George Bush's 8 years of mess. Because after all, this is Harford County and the first problem most residents have with the president is his skin color.
MJ November 05, 2012 at 10:03 PM
More importantly , did they catch the guy?
VolunteerMom2 November 05, 2012 at 10:12 PM
Stop with all the insults to who ever posts. Please, you all really have time to bash everyone. The man explained his situation and maybe why his grammar and thoughts to typed words don't meet your standards. Have some courtesy. I bet you, you wouldn't say it to his face. Just be kind and say you don't agree, like gentleman. Oh yeh, that doesn't exist anymore.
Kirsten Dize November 05, 2012 at 10:30 PM
Police have not yet taken anyone into custody
IntrepidRN November 05, 2012 at 11:01 PM
Hi Corey! There seems to be some confusion regarding spelling vs. grammar. They are not the same. Mr. Sample corrected his spelling. I am perplexed regarding the origin of your political rant and rage in reply to my post. There is no mention of politics in my post. Interestingly enough, you also played the "race card" in your reply to my post. I made no mention of race in my post. My only issue was that we should treat people with respect and kindness- not only in our disagreements, but in all things. The world would certainly be a better place, and that Mr. Corey is something for which no president can take the credit or the blame; it lies within oneself to make that difference. Good luck with that!
Jill Bracewell November 05, 2012 at 11:07 PM
How do you turn a bank robbery, where someone could have been hurt into a political free-for-all?? Can we stick to the subject at hand please? Good grief!!
Jeremy Scarborough November 06, 2012 at 12:55 AM
Get a life popple talk all that crazy shit
My3sons November 06, 2012 at 02:38 AM
@VolunteerMom2, THANK YOU!! It is a real shame to read how hypocritical and hateful people are. I don't ever comment but it saddens me to watch how others are treated. Do unto others.....your children are watching.
Al November 06, 2012 at 05:15 AM
Dave Sample is quite obviously a troll if you happen to take a moment to carefully read his posts. Dave, if you want to try and pretend to be minimally literate you might want to skip segregating coherent points into two separate paragraphs. If you were actually as grammar challenged as you are pretending, your second comment would have been all one paragraph. There were a few other clues but I don't want to help you perfect your technique. Nice try though, you definitely caught a few folks. By the way, tell your mother I said hello and that you need to clean up the basement. It's starting to smell down there.
Kyle November 06, 2012 at 05:55 AM
It's not a "bull pub", it's a bull pup style rifle-a rifle to which the bolt mechanism and trigger is located in front of the magazine and well. Most likely a enfield, bushmaster or steyer model. 5.56 gas operated........... Just sayin'
Doug Wood November 06, 2012 at 11:53 AM
I don't know why I even bother to read the comments here at the Patch...same crap beneath every story!!!!
SKB November 06, 2012 at 12:44 PM
You need to start reading the comments from the bottom up. As you go, you try to figure out what the article is about. It's fun. You should try it. The problem is I never get it right :(.
muse November 06, 2012 at 01:15 PM
thank you - finally someone with sense!
muse November 06, 2012 at 01:15 PM
lol i dont think i would ever get it right
MomB November 06, 2012 at 02:16 PM
Why don't you read his second post...and stop condemning someone for the way they spell and write just because you don't agree with what he is saying. You all are just as dumb for doing that. Even though he didn't need to give anyone an explanation, he did try to explain why he had errors in his writing. Shame on all of you! Plus, anyone who thinks Obama has created more jobs is living in la la land. Obama has only hurt this economy. He is not the answer. I am not sure if Romney is the answer but we sure need a change and would rather get someone else in office to see what he has to offer. Obama failed and should not get another chance!!! He even said in his 1st term campaign that if he doesn't bring the economy around in 4 years he will not run again. This is another example of his lies!! Wake up people!
Becky Z November 06, 2012 at 02:25 PM
I wonder if the robber is going to vote today? Will he be for or against question 7 ?
MomB November 06, 2012 at 02:27 PM
You are just plain stupid and ignorant to even bring up his race. Obama's failures have nothing to do with his race. He has failed this country!! Black, white, yellow, red, whatever his color...He has failed!!! Why should we vote him in again? You are the one to read the facts! Obama is ruining this country and will continue to do so if elected again. He only helps those who will NOT help themselves at the expense of all the hard working Americans. You must be one of those lazy Americans who want everything for free.
Dave Sample November 06, 2012 at 03:34 PM
I know about two paragraphs from reading. Just like I learn from your posts how to use some of the puncuation. I know that when you change what your talking about you satart a new paragraph. I don;'t want clues to be bad in grammer. I perfer to have better help. I have not see my mother over 20 years when I was about 10 ys old. I bet she is probly not even alive anymore anyway.
None of your business November 06, 2012 at 04:30 PM
Thought for the day hopefully he will be caught before anything else happens. People should be nicer to others especially in these hard times look out for your fellow man and help them instead of insulting and condemning them. Not everyone has had a college education but to insult someone for their vocabulary is degrading. I bet your parents wouldn't think to highly of it either it just shows your ignorance and selfishness towards others.
Alana Denise Hicks-Amoroso November 06, 2012 at 05:16 PM
I'm sitting here reading these posts and obviously, people don't actually comprehend what they're reading by the responses to Mr. Sample's posts. The man said that he was on the street at 12 with next to no education and has spent time in the library teaching himself how to form sentences and be able to type or talk correctly. Unbelieveable how other people jump in and condemn this man for what they say is being "minimally illiterate".....what is wrong with people? The man said he didn't have an education and was teaching himself at the library, of which, he has just as much right to state an opinion as anyone else on here. Jesus God, people.....how can you be so cruel? Are you that perfect that you can't see that the man is just voicing his opinion the best way he can.......and then I read that every freakin' post in here, no matter where you read, ends up being political. Obama didn't cause the robbery.....the idiot who robbed the bank apparently thought he was above the law and took from others what didn't belong to him, which, for some people, seems to be the best way to do things instead of getting off your lazy ass and finding a job somewhere!!! I actually don't know why I waste my valuable time reading this crap and then get myself so upset over how people treat other people.....people that you don't even know. Its just so ridiculous
Al November 06, 2012 at 11:11 PM
Alana, I didn't condemn Mr. Sample for being minimally literate, I moderately chastised him for pretending to be minimally literate. Reread Mr. Sample's posts again. It is remarkable that he went from using "be" instead of is/are in the first post and then miraculously learned to use is/are in the span of about two hours. He is a troll who is doing a poor job of trying to imitate someone minimally literate. Also, by defending Mr. Sample you are actually defending the first person to bring Obama into this thread. You might try taking these comments less seriously. Many of these folks aren't here for serious discourse and polite exchange of ideas.
teddy November 08, 2012 at 12:35 PM
This is typical liberal behavior . The original poster stated his feeling and good for him for doing so. Lieberals will try to block any individual idea at all cost. I woud say you should feel ashamed for commenting on his grammer but it is LIBERAL policies that fail students in the classrooms everyday. For example I live in DC and charter schools are kicking ass. It amazes me he won a second term. We gave him a do over. WTF. Must be nice to be black and not be held accountable for his actions . Cant say that for the 1.6 million blacks in jail.
MomB November 08, 2012 at 02:06 PM
Alana, one of the reasons Obama was brought into a post about a bank robbery is because the robber probably is an Obama lover BECAUSE as you mentioned...is a lazy ass and robs banks instead of looking for a real job. Obama helps people who want free handouts. God help us all for the next 4 years!


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