Overlea women held for 8 hours Abductors force one woman to open bank office for robbery.


An Overlea woman and her two daughters were abducted, robbed and held for almost eight hours overnight, and one of the women was raped in the course of the apparently pre-planned robbery of a Baltimore County bank branch, police said.

County police spokesman Sgt. Stephen R. Doarnberger said the older woman, an employee of the Sequoia Federal Savings Bank office at 8030 Belair Road, was forced by one of the two abductors to open the bank office early this morning. An undisclosed amount of money was taken before the three women were released.

None of the victims was identified. The rape victim was taken to the Greater Baltimore Medical Center, where she was being examined.

The suspects were described as white males. Both were wearing blue plaid shirts and blue baseball caps, Doarnberger said.

One of the two was described as being short, about 20 years old, with blond hair and a big nose. The second was about 25 years old, with a thin face and a sparse beard.

Doarnberger said the abduction and robbery began about 11:30 last night, when the two suspects forced their way into the older woman's Overlea home at gunpoint.

As the woman and her 16-year-old daughter were being tied up and robbed, police said, the woman's 20-year-old daughter arrived at the house. "She was sexually assaulted . . . raped," Doarnberger said.

Sometime early this morning, Doarnberger said, the suspects drove the women to a fast food restaurant somewhere near the bank, where the two daughters and one suspect were dropped off. The second suspect and the older woman then went to the bank, which they entered with a key.

After taking money from the bank, the suspects fled.

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