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PNC Bank in Towson-area grocery targeted for third robbery this summer

The PNC Bank inside the Giant supermarket at 8100 Loch Raven Boulevard was targeted for a third robbery in the past 10 weeks on Tuesday, Aug. 16, though this time, the attempt was unsuccessful.

According to a Baltimore County police report, a man approached the counter at 1:43 p.m. and presented a note demanding money and threatening to shoot the teller. The teller recognized the man as the same person who had robbed the location on July 19, according to police.

The teller told the man he didn't have keys and could not get the money. The man fled the scene, but not empty-handed.

Five minutes earlier, the same man had pushed a cashier out from behind another register and stole an undisclosed amount of money from the drawer, police said.

He fled in a silver Honda Accord, Maryland tag number 1AC8006.

County police spokeswoman Cathy Batton on Monday, confirmed that the suspect is the same as the July 19 robbery.

According to a police release regarding that robbery, the suspect is described as a black male, late 30s to early 40s, 5 feet 10 inches tall, approximately 190 pounds with a light to medium complexion.

The bank was also robbed June 4, though police said at the time of the second robbery that the incidents were unrelated.

Investigators are asking anyone with information about the identity of the suspect to contact Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-756-2587. To text a message to Metro Crime Stoppers, send to "CRIMES" (274637), then enter the message starting with "MCS," or e-mail a tip to

Those contacting Metro Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.

Jay R. Thompson contributed reporting on this story.

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