Update: Suspect Charged for Two Wheaton Bank Robberies

Michael J. Suah

Detectives from Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division have charged Michael J. Suah, age 22, of the 11100 block of Georgia Avenue in Wheaton for two robberies of the PNC Bank located inside of the Giant Food grocery store at 2900 University Boulevard West in Wheaton.  The first bank robbery occurred on November 14, 2017 and the second robbery occurred on April 13, 2018. 

On November 14, 2017, at approximately 2:18 p.m., 4th District officers responded to the PNC Bank for the report of a bank robbery.  The investigation by detectives revealed that the suspect entered the bank and handed a note to the teller demanding money.  The suspect obtained an undisclosed amount of cash and fled from the bank.

On November 15, 2017, detectives released a surveillance photograph of the suspect to the media and public and asked for help in identifying him.

On April 13, at approximately 7:03 p.m., 4th District officers responded to the same PNC Bank for the report of a bank robbery.  The investigation by detectives revealed that the suspect entered the bank and handed a note to the teller demanding money.  The suspect obtained an undisclosed amount of cash and fled from the bank.

On May 3, detectives released a surveillance photograph of the suspect to the media and public and asked for help in identifying him.

Through investigation, detectives determined that the same suspect had committed both robberies at that same PNC Bank.

On Tuesday, June 5 at approximately 10:57 a.m., a 4th District officer was conducting a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 11200 block of Georgia Avenue in Wheaton when he observed a subject walking in the area.  The officer immediately recognized that subject as matching that of the suspect’s description from the PNC Bank robberies.   The officer stopped that individual and identified him as Suah.

Suah was arrested and transported to the Public Safety Headquarters where he made statements to his involvement in the two bank robberies.

Suah was transported to the Central Processing Unit where he was charged with two counts of robbery and two counts of theft: $100 to under $1,500.  He was released after posting a $10,000 bond.

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Suspect who robbed the PNC Bank located inside the Giant Food grocery store on University Boulevard West on April 13, 2018.

Suspect who robbed the PNC Bank located inside of the Giant Food grocery store located at 2900 University Boulevard West on November 14, 2017.

Detectives Investigate Attempted Bank Robbery in Colesville; Surveillance Photograph Released

Suspect who attempted to rob the BB&T Bank located on New Hampshire Avenue in Colesville

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division continue to investigate the May 3 bank robbery that occurred at a BB&T Bank in Colesville.  Today, detectives are releasing a surveillance photograph of the suspect and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.

On Thursday, May 3 at approximately 11:55 a.m., 4th District officers responded to the BB&T Bank located at 13350 New Hampshire Avenue for the report of a bank robbery.  The investigation by detectives revealed that the suspect entered the bank and displayed a note that demanded money to the teller.  The teller immediately called 9-1-1 which caused the suspect to flee from the bank without obtaining any currency.

Anyone with information about the suspect or this bank robbery is asked to contact the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5100.  To be eligible for a reward, tipsters 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 the arrest and/or indictment of this suspect.  Tipsters will remain anonymous.

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Detectives Investigate Wheaton Bank Robbery; Surveillance Photograph Released

Suspect who robbed the PNC Bank located inside the Giant Food grocery store located on University Boulevard West

Note: Detectives believe that this same suspect also robbed this same PNC Bank on November 14, 2017. 

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division continue to investigate the April 13 bank robbery of a PNC Bank in Wheaton.  Today, detectives are releasing a surveillance photograph of the suspect and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.

On Friday, April 13 at approximately 7:03 p.m., 4th District officers responded to the PNC Bank located inside of the Giant Food grocery store at 2900 University Boulevard West for the report of a bank robbery.  The investigation by detectives revealed that the suspect entered the bank and handed a note to the teller demanding money.  The suspect obtained an undisclosed amount of cash and fled from the bank.  The suspect was last seen on foot in the area of the 11100 block of Veirs Mill Road.

Anyone with information about the suspect or this bank robbery is asked to contact the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5100.  To be eligible for a reward, tipsters 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 the arrest and/or indictment of this suspect.  Tipsters will remain anonymous.

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Suspect who robbed the PNC Bank located inside of the Giant Food grocery store located at 2900 University Boulevard West on November 14, 2017.

 

Detectives Investigate Wheaton Bank Robbery; Surveillance Photograph Released

Suspect who robbed a Wheaton Capital One Bank

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division continue to investigate a bank robbery that occurred yesterday at a Capital One Bank in Wheaton.  Today, detectives are releasing a surveillance photograph of the suspect and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.

On Thursday, March 29 at approximately 11:09 a.m., 4th District officers responded to the Capital One Bank located at 11241 Georgia Avenue for the report of a bank robbery.  The investigation by detectives revealed that the suspect entered the bank and handed a note to the teller that demanded money.  The suspect obtained an undisclosed amount of cash and fled from the bank.

Anyone with information about the suspect or this bank robbery is asked to contact the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5100.  To be eligible for a reward, tipsters 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 the arrest and/or indictment of this suspect.  Tipsters will remain anonymous.

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Suspect Arrested for Damascus M&T Bank Robbery

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division have arrested and charged Benjamin Hansberger, age 28, of the 5500 block of Foxhall Court in Frederick, with armed robbery of the M&T Bank located at 9801 Main Street in Damascus.

On Friday, February 2, at approximately 2:01 p.m., 5th District officers responded to the M&T Bank for an armed robbery that just occurred. The investigation by detectives revealed that the suspect, later identified as Hansberger, entered the bank and approached the teller. Hansberger demanded money from the teller and stated that he had a gun. After receiving an undisclosed amount of cash, Hansberger fled the bank.

Montgomery County Police received information that Hansberger fled in a vehicle. The vehicle was located by Howard County and Montgomery County Police officers in the 12400 block of Clarksville Pike at approximately 2:30 p.m. All three people in the vehicle, to include Hansberger, were detained. Hansberger matched the description of the bank robbery suspect and was wearing clothing that appeared to be the same worn by the suspect in the bank surveillance video.

During a search of the vehicle, investigators located evidence to include a large amount of cash and clothing Hansberger wore during the robbery.

Hansberger was charged with robbery and armed robbery and is being held at the Montgomery County Detention facility without bail. The other two individuals, who were detained, were not charged pending further investigation.

 

Benjamin Hansberger

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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