On Saturday, January 12, 2019, officers from the 6th District of the Montgomery County Department of Police were dispatched to the SunTrust Bank located inside the Safeway grocery store at 12251 Darnestown Road in Gaithersburg, for the report of a bank robbery that had just occurred.
The preliminary investigation revealed that an unknown male wearing dark pants and an oversized green, hooded sweatshirt, entered the bank and approached a bank teller. The suspect was wearing a potentially false long black beard with a white mask and dark sunglasses. The suspect demanded money and presented the teller with a note demanding money.
The suspect exited the bank with proceeds from the bank. The suspect was last seen fleeing on foot towards the rear of the shopping center in the direction of Nursery Lane and Orchard Grove Road.
Detectives are asking for the public’s assistance to identify the suspect. Anyone in the area of this incident, specifically McDonald Chapel Drive, Nursery Lane and Orchard Grove Road, is asked to notify detectives if they observed, or if any video footage exists, of any suspicious individuals or vehicles in the area between 10:30 a.m. and noon, of today’s date.
Detectives from the Major Crimes Division continue to investigate this incident and ask anyone with information regarding the suspect or this robbery to call the Major Crimes Division 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). Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information provided to them that leads to an arrest and/or indictment for this felony crime.
Suntrust Bank Robbery Suspect / Picture 1
Suntrust Bank Robbery Suspect / Picture 2