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Two Montgomery County PNC Banks Robbed, Suspect At-Large

Police say one suspect might have committed two robberies of PNC Banks (in Rockville and Bethesda) this week.

Suspect of two PNC Bank robberies in Montgomery County, December 2013. Courtesy of the Montgomery County Police Department.
Suspect of two PNC Bank robberies in Montgomery County, December 2013. Courtesy of the Montgomery County Police Department.

Two robberies this week at PNC Banks in Montgomery County may have been committed by the same suspect, the Montgomery County Police Department said in a statement.

The first robbery was on Monday in Rockville, the second on Wednesday in Bethesda.

Monday's robbery took place shortly before 2 p.m. at the PNC Bank inside the Giant Foods store at 12051 Rockville Pike, Rockville. A suspect demanded money from the teller via a note. The suspect implied that he had a gun, but a gun was not seen. The suspect left the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash, police said.

Wednesday's robbery took place at 9:50 a.m. at the PNC Bank at 10211 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda. Here, too, a suspect asked a teller for money via a note, and left the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash, police said.

Descriptions of the suspect in each robbery are similar, police reported. Police released photos on Wednesday of the man suspected of committing both robberies and videos (one of Monday's robbery and one of Wednesday's robbery) of him on Thursday.

Detectives ask anyone with information about the robberies or suspect to call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or to leave a Crime Solvers tip here. Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information provided that leads to an arrest or indictment for this felony crime. Tipsters will remain anonymous, police reported.

And, PNC Bank is offering a reward of $5,000 for the arrest and conviction of the suspect in the robberies, police reported on Thursday.

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