Montgomery County police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect who investigators believe robbed the same Rockville bank twice in 13 months.
Police released surveillance photos on Thursday taken from each of the robberies. (They can be found above this article.)
In the most recent robbery, Rockville City police and officers from the county police department’s 1st District responded on Sept. 18 to a report of a robbery at the Capital One Bank at 101 Halpine Road in Congressional Plaza, according to a county police news release.
The suspect entered the bank and presented the teller with a note demanding cash and implying that he had a weapon, police said. The teller gave the suspect an undisclosed amount of cash, and the suspect fled on foot.
The suspect is described as a black male, 6 feet tall, wearing a black jacket and a black and white hooded sweatshirt.
Police believe the same man is responsible for a similar-style robbery of the same bank on Aug. 20, 2011.
The suspect in the 2011 crime was described as a black male, 6 foot 3 inches tall, 25 to 30 years old, and wearing a black windbreaker, blue jeans, and black sneakers.
Anyone with information about the robberies or the suspect is asked to call the Montgomery County Police Department’s Major Crimes Division—Robbery Section at 240-773-5100.
Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or click here to leave a Crime Solvers tip. Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest and/or indictment for this felony crime.