Bank robbers trade bikes for 4-wheeler
Three bicycling bandits who robbed an Annapolis bank Thursday morning apparently escaped in a blue mid-sized car with New Jersey license plates, city police said yesterday.
City detectives who were investigating the robbery said the trio was last seen climbing into a car at Lewis Drive, near the dead-end of Lincoln Drive, where the getaway mountain bikes were found.
The men apparently escaped with at least $200,000 from the Maryland National Bank branch in the 1700 block of West St., police said.
Police released sketchy information yesterday, describing the suspects as three black men in their early 20s, tall, thin and wearing black baseball caps and dark sunglasses. The Annapolis Police Department has contacted the FBI and New Jersey police.
The men biked up to the bank about 10:20 a.m. Thursday, ran inside and demanded money, police said. One of the robbers vaulted over the counter and slapped two tellers, police said. They were last seen in a light-blue car, possibly a Ford Taurus.
Canadian robbed in Linthicum hotel
A Canadian sales representative was robbed Thursday in his
Linthicum hotel room by a gun-wielding man.
The 34-year-old victim told county police that he was in his room at 10 p.m. at the Marriott Hotel BWI, in the 1700 block of West Nursery Road, when he heard a knock at his door.
He opened the door and found a man asking for change. The man then pointed a small black handgun at the victim and ordered him to lie on the floor. The victim's hands were tied behind his back and a pillow case was placed over his head. The robber took an undetermined amount of money from the victim's wallet and luggage and left the room.
The robber was described as a 30- to 35-year-old black male, about 6-foot-1, with a medium build and short hair thinning in the front. He wore a long-sleeve yellow shirt, a jacket and dark pants.
Edgewater Elementary School, 100 Washington Road: Between April 16 and 23, entry gained through front door. Videocassette recorder taken from classroom. Total loss: $290.