A Bel Air man was served a warrant in Virginia Monday charging him with robbing a Bel Air bank early Saturday afternoon.

Julius Elmo Montgomery III, 37, of the 1000 block of Spalding Drive, allegedly robbed the M&T Bank at the Bel Air Plaza in the 500 block of Baltimore Pike around 1 p.m. Saturday. No one was injured in the robbery, Bel Air Police Det. Cpl. Matthew Gullion said. Montgomery allegedly demanded money from the bank then fled in a vehicle, according to a news release from the department.


Montgomery is facing charges of theft, robbery and first- and second-degree assault, Gullion said. He is being held at a regional jail in Virginia and awaiting extradition to Maryland, Gullion said.

It’s unclear whether Montgomery has retained legal representation for these charges.

Bel Air Police Department issued a warrant for Montgomery’s arrest mid-day Monday.

Detectives learned late Monday afternoon that Montgomery was being held on traffic violations in Virginia, where he was served the warrant.

The Bel Air department is working with the FBI’s Baltimore field office on the investigation. The Harford County Sheriff’s Office and Maryland State Police also provided assistance.

Montgomery has several armed robbery convictions, including one in Harford County in April 2012 for a robbery in February of that year. He was sentenced to 20 years in prison with all but nine years suspended, with the possibility of release after four years, according to online court records. It’s unclear when he was released.

In January 2013, Montgomery pleaded guilty to an armed robbery in Baltimore County a year earlier.

He also has convictions in Harford County for theft, marijuana possession, assault and credit card fraud, according to online court records.