Westminster police are continuing to search for a suspect who robbed a bank on Clifton Boulevard on Thursday afternoon.
Around 12:30 p.m. Thursday, a man walked into the Farmers & Merchants Bank, approached the teller station and displayed a handgun, then left on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash, according to Maj. Thomas Ledwell of the Westminster Police Department.
No employees or customers were injured during the robbery.
Surveillance footage was obtained of the suspect.
The suspect is described as as an adult, black male of average height and medium build, wearing a gray button-down, short-sleeve shirt; dark-rimmed glasses; a charcoal-colored “flat cap” hat; dark-colored shorts; white socks; dark-colored athletic-style shoes; and a watch.
Ledwell said police called for a K-9 unit to attempt to track the suspect and a Maryland State Police helicopter was called to search the area, in addition to officers and detectives on the ground.
Those efforts had ended by Thursday afternoon and police were seeking the public’s help to track down the offender. No new information was available Friday morning.
Anyone with information that could aid police should contact Sgt. Jeffrey Schuster of the Westminster Police Department Criminal Investigations Bureau at 410-848-4646 or send a confidential text to 847411, keyword TIPWPD or contact the TIPS line at 410-857-8477.
William Winchester Elementary School and West Middle School were placed in a modified lockout due to the robbery, according to Carroll County Public Schools.
A modified lockout means that no one is allowed to enter or leave the building. However, instruction continues to take place and students can move freely throughout the building. The lockout was lifted in the afternoon, and students were dismissed as usual.
Times reporter Catalina Righter contributed to this article.