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Two weeks, three Harford bank robberies, one arrest

Three Harford County banks have been robbed in the last two weeks and an arrest has been made in one case.

A Bel Air man was arrested and charged in connection with the April 12 robbery of PNC Bank in the 2300 block of Rock Spring Road, while the person or people who robbed the Havre de Grace branch of the Aberdeen Proving Ground Federal Credit Union Monday afternoon and the Cecil Bank in the 1600 block of Pulaski Highway on April 10 are at large.

Harford County police, including the sheriff's office and Havre de Grace Police Department, are investigating those robberies.

Most recently, a man robbed the Aberdeen Proving Ground Federal Credit Union, in the 1000 block of Pulaski Highway in Havre de Grace, Monday afternoon.

Described as white and wearing a baseball hat and hooded sweatshirt, the man fled in an unknown direction after robbing the credit union at about 3:15 p.m., according to a press release from Havre de Grace Police Department.

Police said he did not display a weapon nor suggest he had one. The incident also does not appear to be related to any other robbery in the Harford County area, according to Havre de Grace police.

Police immediately began a search along with Harford County Sheriff's Office deputies but had yet to find the suspect as of Tuesday afternoon.

People in the area, or seen leaving the area, who matched initial descriptions were contacted by law enforcement, but that search did not yield any results.

The Havre de Grace Police Department asks anyone who have any information about the crime to call 410-939-2121. 

It was the second bank robbery in Havre de Grace in the past month. On April 10, a man robbed the Cecil Bank branch in the 1600 block of Pulaski Highway, according to the Harford County Sheriff's Office. In that incident, a man entered the building, demanded money and fled in an unknown direction.

The robber is described as being white, in his mid-40s, between 5-feet, 8 inches and 5-feet, 9 inches tall, with a handlebar mustache and salt-and-pepper hair. He was wearing a blue baseball hat at the time, a blue zipper sweatshirt and blue jeans.

No one was injured in that robbery or the one that occurred two days later at the PNC Bank in Forest Hill. The man who allegedly robbed the Forest Hill bank, David William Hayes, of Bel Air, was apprehended shortly after the robbery near the Fallston Walmart.

Police initially responded to the PNC Bank in the 2300 block of Rock Spring Road around 4:45 p.m. and were able to track the man with a police dog and Baltimore County Police Department helicopter.

Hayes has not been charged in any of the other bank robberies.

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