North Laurel man arrested, suspected of robbing banks in four counties

A North Laurel man is charged with robbing banks in three Maryland counties and will soon be facing charges in a fourth.

Jeffrey Wayne Malcolm, 55, of the 9600 block of Barrel House Road, was arrested Feb. 8 in Odenton, bringing into custody a man Laurel Police say was behind a spate of robberies in Carroll, Frederick, Howard and Prince George's counties.

Laurel Police say Malcolm robbed the PNC bank in the 7400 block of Van Dusen Road on Oct. 28, getting away with more than $1,300, then returned to that same bank on Nov. 9. But before he could get inside, bank employees recognized him, ran to the doors and locked them, police said.

Malcolm is also a suspect in robberies in Woodbine, Sykesville and Monrovia, according to Laurel City Spokesman James Collins.

Online court records show that Malcolm is facing one count each of robbery and theft for a Jan. 17 incident in Carroll County; one count of robbery for a Nov. 7 incident in Howard County; and three counts of robbery and one count of theft for a Feb. 4 incident in Frederick County.

He is being held at the Howard County Detention Center in Jessup. Collins said Malcolm will soon be served with a warrant for thePrince George's Countycases.

Laurel Police issued a news release today on Malcolm's arrest, nine days after he was taken into police custody. Collins said the delay was due to police seeing if Malcolm was allegedly tied to any other robberies in the area and if there were any other suspects or accomplices involved.

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