Bel Air Sovereign Bank Robbed, State Police Investigating

The bank on Maryland Route 924 was robbed twice within less than a month.

Soveriegn Bank in Bel Air was robbed Friday for the second time in three weeks, and Maryland State Police are investigating.

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On Jan. 4, Maryland State Police responded to a reported robbery at Sovereign Bank at 1816 Emmorton Road in Bel Air, a short distance from Patterson Mill Middle/High School, a dispatcher confirmed Friday.

Around 11:30 a.m. the robber walked into the bank, displayed a "Bull Pup" style, pistol grip, short barrelled shotgun and ordered tellers to open the cash drawers, according to a release from state police. The man ran from the bank with an undisclosed amount of money.

The robber is described as a white man, between 6'0" and 6'2" in height. He was wearing a dark colored flannel jacket with a hood, blue jeans, black boots a ball cap and a dust mask over his face.

This is the second time the bank location has been robbed within less than a month. On Dec. 17., a man wearing a hard hat and dust or surgical mask .

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Otto Schmidlap January 05, 2013 at 06:05 PM
Police don't "protect people" (or "prevent crime"), rather, police primarily enforce law and investigate crime.
Concerned January 06, 2013 at 12:23 AM
Otto, in MD maybe, I have traveled extensively throughout this country. The police "mission" is much different in other places throughout the Country.
ADumhass January 06, 2013 at 03:10 AM
Bullet proof glass, this wolf will still take his sheep whether or not a fence is there. You need a sheep dog, whether it is a law enforcement officer standing guard during business hours, contracted security, and/or armed employees. Employees of banks have a higher chance of risking their life, and they have no means to protect themselves.
Take Responsibility! January 06, 2013 at 12:01 PM
Police are crime scene clean up. They don't protect anyone.
Regina Powell January 08, 2013 at 04:52 PM
Until the laws change from being so lenient this situation is not going to change but worsen.


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