Man with note robs bank branch near City Hall


An article in Wednesday's editions should have stated that Adam Douglas Bailey, 32, charged with robbing six banks, was arrested on the street near his house in the 700 block of Allendale St., not inside the house.

The Sun regrets the error.

City police were searching for a man who robbed a bank yesterday across the street from City Hall and a block from police headquarters.

Investigators said the unarmed man handed a teller a note demanding money and then ran from First National Bank of Maryland, at Holiday and Fayette streets. Police said he took an undetermined amount of money in the 10 a.m. holdup.

The robber was described as black with a medium complexion, in his late 20s or early 30s and about 5 feet 10. He had a slender build and was wearing a multicolored shirt and a white sun visor, police said.

Meanwhile, police said yesterday that they have charged a West Baltimore man with robbing six metropolitan area banks since June 21.

The man is accused of threatening tellers by telling them that he had a bomb when he instead filled a bag with a bottle, brick or batteries, police said. Adam Douglas Bailey, 32, of the 700 block of Allendale St. was charged with six counts of bank robbery.

Police arrested Mr. Bailey at his house Monday, after a NationsBank on Liberty Road in Baltimore County was held up. Police said a man walked into the bank, handed the teller a note saying he had a bomb and walked out with about $1,100. Police said the robbery was similar to holdups in North and Northwest Baltimore and the county.

Mr. Bailey will be turned over to federal authorities, police said.

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