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FBI offering $10k for tips in 'sophisticated' bank robbery

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The FBI believes that two men who robbed with precision a Harford County bank in November 2011  may have prior or current military or law enforcement experience, and are offering a $10,000 reward for tips. 

The robbery occurred the morning of Nov. 10, 2011, at the National Bank of Rising Sun in the 3500 block of Conowingo Rd. in Street, Md. The suspects made entry through the roof, dropping into a utility closet and waiting for bank employees to arrive, the FBI disclosed in a news release. 

When a teller arrived, the robbers forced the employee to open the vault and took off with $50,000 in cash. One of the suspects told a bank employee that the "money was needed because someone had kidnapped his daughter as a result of his military background," though investigators believe a large amount of the money was spent not long after the robbery, the FBI says.

Due to the level of sophistication of the robbery, investigators say they believe the men may be current or former law enforcement or military. 

The suspects were described as white males, "young and athletic," with thin builds, wearing cargo pants, form-fitted "Under Armour" style shirts and work boots. 

In a prior news release,  officials said the suspects carried a black canvas tote with wooden handles, "carpentry style in nature," and confronted a teller with a knife. The teller received a minor injury as the result of the robbery, and both suspects fled the scene on foot running to the rear of the bank.

Anyone with information was asked to the call the FBI in Maryland at 410-265-8080, or their Philadelphia field office at 215-418-4000.

jfenton@baltsun.com

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