Serial bank robber on the loose in Montgomery County

An unidentified man who robbed a bank in Bethesda is also the suspect in a Rockville bank robbery.  Photo: PNC Bank/ AP

WASHINGTON, December 9, 2013 — Montgomery County Police are searching for a 30- to 40-year-old man they believe robbed banks in Bethesda and Rockville last week.

The man gave bank tellers at a PNC bank on Old Georgetown Road and a PNC bank on Rockville Pike notes demanding money and hinting that he was armed with a gun.  The man is described by police as 5 foot 8 to 5 foot 10, and 160 to 180 pounds.

No one was injured in either robbery.

Police are asking for any information about the robberies or the man they believe robbed the banks. Information can be sent to Crime Solvers of Montgomery County at 866-411-8477. 


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