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Bank robberies soar BALTIMORE CITY

THE BALTIMORE SUN

Thirty Baltimore banks have been robbed in 1993, five times more than at this time in 1992, police said.

The latest robbery occurred at 10:30 a.m. yesterday at the Mercantile Bank & Trust in the 200 block of E. Redwood Street, police said.

The robber, a man about 20 to 25 years old, approached a teller, opened his long brown coat revealing a handgun in his waistband and said, "Give me all your money."

The teller handed the man an undisclosed amount of money, which he stuffed into a small black bag he had with him and fled, police said.

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