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Annapolis police make second arrest in Bay Ridge Road bank robbery

Annapolis police have arrested a second suspect in connection to a robbery of the Wells Fargo Bank on Bay Ridge Road in May.

Jamaar Cornish, 34, of Cambridge, was taken into custody Thursday after detectives identified him through “investigative means” as being involved in the robbery, police said in a news release.

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Just after 3 p.m. on May 18, a suspect entered the bank on the 900 block of Bay Ridge Road and handed a teller a note announcing a robbery, police said. The teller complied with the note and the suspect, who was wearing a ski mask, left the bank with just over $400, and “quickly fled the area in a vehicle that was waiting for him,” police said.

Cornish has been charged with one count of felony robbery and three other charges including conspiracy to commit robbery and theft, which are misdemeanors, according to online court records. Cornish is being held at the Anne Arundel County Detention Center on Jennifer Road and is represented by the Office of the Public Defender.

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A preliminary hearing for Cornish has been scheduled for Aug. 3.

On May 19, detectives arrested Pedro Unseld Nguyen, a 38-year-old Annapolis resident who police say drove the robber away from the scene.

Nguyen had dropped the robbery suspect off on Georgetown Road just before the incident, and drove to a boat supply store across the street, staying there briefly before returning to the area of the bank, according to charging documents. Police later located the car driving on Bay Ridge Road and found Nguyen, who was “immediately identifiable as the driver” from the robbery, sitting in a rear passenger seat, charging papers say. They did not say who else was in the vehicle at the time.

Nguyen is facing robbery and theft charges as well as acting as an accessory to a crime. He is being held on $100,000 bond in the Jennifer Road Detention Center.

A status conference in Nguyen’s case is set for Aug. 5.

This story may be updated.


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