A man walked into the BB&T Bank branch in Upper Cross Roads Wednesday afternoon, displayed a weapon and made off with an undisclosed amount of money, according to Maryland State Police.
Police are asking for the public's help identifying the person who robbed the bank. A number of surveillance photos were distributed late Wednesday, including one that shows the robber with stacks of cash in each hand.
According to a State Police news release, troopers from the Bel Air Barrack and the State Police Criminal Enforcement Division were sent to the bank at 2401 Baldwin Mill Road in the Upper Cross Roads area of Fallston shortly before 3:30 p.m. for a report of an armed robbery.
Bank employees described the assailant as a white male, about 5 feet, 8 inches tall with a pale complexion and a small build. The robber was wearing a red and black button-down long-sleeve shirt, a dark baseball style cap and dark jeans, according to the release.
The robber brandished a weapon and demanded money, according to State Police. Bank employees handed him an undisclosed amount of cash.
The robber ran out of the bank and got into a dark gray or charcoal, possibly black, four-door sedan with unknown registration plates, State Police said. The vehicle was last seen heading north on Route 165, also known as Baldwin Mill Road, toward Jarrettsville.
No arrests had been made as of Thursday afternoon.
Anyone with information about suspect is asked to contact TFC Martin Bugarini, Criminal Enforcement Division - Northern Region, 410-879-2101, ext. 319, or by e-mail at Martin.Bugarini@Maryland.Gov.
Wednesday's robbery was one of several armed bank robberies in Harford County dating back to last fall for which no arrests have been made. In addition, the Benson Post Office was robbed twice, and the person or people responsible remain at large.
The BB&T Bank at Upper Cross Roads was robbed in December 2010 by a man carrying a long gun with a scope, according to news reports of the robbery. A suspect was arrested at his home a few hours later and charged in connection with that robbery and two earlier hold-ups at the BB&T Bank branch on Jarrettsville Pike in Madonna.
According to Maryland online court records, Lee Roy Peters Jr., of Jarrettsville, later pleaded guilty to two counts of armed robbery in connection with the 2010 BB&T robberies at Upper Cross Roads and Madonna and was sentenced to 10 years in prison with five years suspended on one count and to five years on the other.