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State Police investigate second Harford bank robbery this week

Maryland State Police investigators are searching for one or more individuals who robbed two northern Harford County banks in two days earlier this week.

The robberies occurred on Tuesday at the PNC Bank branch in Whiteford and on Thursday at the NBRS Bank branch in Street. The two banks are about seven miles apart along Route 136.

State Police on Friday released surveillance photos from the first robbery in Whiteford.

Spokesman Greg Shipley said investigators have not determined if the same individual was involved in both robberies, but "it's certainly possible."

Shortly after 2 p.m. on Tuesday, a white male, believed to be between 25 and 35 years old, entered the PNC Bank in the 2400 block of Whiteford Road, according to State Police at the Bel Air Barrack.

The man handed a bank employee a note demanding money, State Police said. He did not display or imply he had a weapon and left with an undetermined amount of money.

Just after 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, either the same man or one with a very similar description, State Police said, entered the NBRS Bank in the 3500 block of Conowingo Road in Street.

The robber handed a bank employee the same or a very similar note demanding money. Again, he did not display or imply he had a weapon and left the bank with an undetermined amount of money, State Police said

No one was injured in either of the robberies.

Maryland State Police Criminal Enforcement Division investigators are investigating both robberies.

Troopers are asking anyone with information about the identity of this suspect or who may have been in the area of these banks when the robberies occurred, to contact them immediately at 410-879-2101, ext. 316. Callers may remain confidential.

Harford County was hit with 15 bank and post office robberies between November 2012 and December 2013, many of which have since been solved and arrests made.

The NBRS Bank in Street was also robbed in November 2011 and again in December 2012. Two people were convicted in connection with the first holdup. The second remains unsolved.

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