Serial bank robber hits Catonsville Wells Fargo branch

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A Wells Fargo bank on Frederick Road in Catonsville was robbed Wednesday, making it the fourth Wells Fargo bank to be robbed by the same man, pictured, in the Baltimore area since March 24.

A Wells Fargo bank in the 500 block of Frederick Road was robbed Wednesday at 10:45 a.m., making it the fourth Wells Fargo bank to be robbed by the same man in the Baltimore area since March 24, according to information released by the Baltimore Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

The man passed a note to the teller that he had a gun, took an undisclosed amount of money and fled the scene, Baltimore County Police said Thursday.


Another Wells Fargo branch in the 800 block of North Rolling Road in Catonsville was robbed on March 24. Witnesses saw the robber get out of the side of a blue minivan after the March 24 robbery, the FBI said.

Two other robberies occurred in Baltimore City, in the 1700 block of East Northern Parkway on March 28 and in the 6000 block of York Road on March 25, according to the FBI.


"We are working with law enforcement with regard to what precautions we are taking," said Del Galloway, a spokesman for Wells Fargo Bank Mid-Atlantic Region.

"We are stationing an armed guard at the [500 block of Frederick Road] location to ensure the safety of our employees and customers," Galloway said.

The FBI Violent Crimes Task Force is asking for the public's help in identifying the robber, described by witnesses as a black man, between the age of 20 and 30, about 5-foot-6 or 5-foot-7 with a small build and medium complexion, an FBI statement said.

Those with information about the robber or robberies are asked to contact the Baltimore FBI at 410-265-8080. Surveillance photos of the man can be viewed on the Baltimore FBI website at: