Detectives Investigate Two Rockville Bank Robberies Committed by Same Suspect; Surveillance Photographs of Suspect Released

Suspect who robbed a Rockville SunTrust Bank on February 3.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division continue to investigate two robberies of a SunTrust Bank located inside the Safeway grocery store at 14939 Shady Grove Road in Rockville that are believed to be committed by the same suspect.

On Sunday, January 27, at approximately 4:05 p.m., the investigation by detectives revealed that the suspect approached a teller and passed a note demanding cash. The suspect obtained an undisclosed amount of cash and fled from the bank.

• On Sunday, February 3, at approximately 3:52 p.m., the investigation by detectives revealed that the suspect approached a teller and passed a note demanding cash. The suspect obtained an undisclosed amount of cash and fled from the bank.

Anyone with information about the suspect or these bank robberies is asked to contact the Montgomery County Department of Police – 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 a Rockville SunTrust Bank on February 3.

Suspect who robbed a Rockville SunTrust Bank on February 3.

Suspect who robbed a SunTrust Bank in Rockville

Suspect who robbed a SunTrust Bank in Rockville

Suspect who robbed a Robbed a Rockville SunTrust Bank on January 27

Detectives Investigate Rockville Bank Robbery; Surveillance Photographs of Suspect Released

Suspect who robbed a SunTrust Bank in Rockville

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division continue to investigate the January 27 robbery of a SunTrust Bank in Rockville.  Today, detectives are releasing surveillance photographs of the suspect and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.

On Sunday, January 27, at approximately 4:05 p.m., 1st District officers responded to the SunTrust Bank located inside the Safeway grocery store at 14939 Shady Grove Road for the report of a robbery.  The investigation by detectives revealed that the suspect approached a teller and passed a note demanding cash.   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 Department of Police – 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 a SunTrust Bank in Rockville

Suspect who robbed a SunTrust Bank in Rockville

Update: Suspect Arrested for Derwood Bank Robbery

Jerail M. Netcliff

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division have arrested and charged Jerail M. Netcliff, age 28, of the 13100 block of Evanston Street in Rockville, for the January 24 armed robbery of the Bank of America located at 17501 Redland Road.

On Thursday, January 24 at approximately 10:18 a.m., 6th District officers responded to the Bank of America for the report of an armed robbery that had just occurred.

The investigation by detectives revealed that that the suspect approached a teller, displayed a handgun, and demanded money.  He obtained an undisclosed amount of cash and fled from the bank.

During the investigation, detectives determined that after the bank robbery, the suspect had fled on foot into a nearby neighborhood.  Investigators obtained surveillance video which showed the suspect leaving the area in a white U-Haul van with distinctive graphics and wording.

Detectives determined that the U-Haul van had been rented in Rockville and that an individual later identified as Netcliff had rented the van approximately one hour before the bank robbery.   Investigators further determined that Netcliff matched the physical description of the bank robbery suspect.

On January 25, investigators obtained an arrest warrant for Netcliff charging him with one count of armed robbery and one count of using a firearm during the commission of a felony.  Later that day, investigators arrested Netcliff in Bethesda.  Netcliff was transported to the Central Processing Unit and is currently being held without bond.

Subsequent to Netcliff’s arrest, detectives obtained a Montgomery County Search Warrant for his home.  During the search of his residence, investigators located evidence from the bank robbery to include the clothing that Netcliff wore during the robbery and a replica handgun that investigators believe he used during the robbery.

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Replica handgun that detectives believe Netcliff used during bank robbery

Detectives Investigate Derwood Bank Robbery; Surveillance Video and Photographs of Suspect and Getaway Vehicle Released

Suspect who robbed a Bank of America in Derwood

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division are investigating the robbery of a Bank of America that occurred yesterday morning in Derwood.  Detectives are releasing surveillance video and photographs of the suspect and his getaway vehicle and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.

On Thursday, January 24, at approximately 10:18 a.m., 6th District officers responded to the Bank of America located at 17501 Redland Road for the report of a robbery.  The investigation by detectives revealed that the suspect approached a teller, displayed a handgun, and demanded money.  He obtained an undisclosed amount of cash and fled from the bank.

Investigators obtained surveillance video from a nearby neighborhood which shows the suspect leaving the area in a white GMC U-Haul van with distinctive graphics and wording.

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 a Bank of America in Derwood

Suspect who robbed a Bank of America in Derwood

Photograph of the graphics on the U-Haul van that are similar to the graphics on the suspect’s getaway U-Haul van

Photograph of the graphics on the U-Haul van that are similar to the graphics on the suspect’s getaway U-Haul van

Officer-Involved Shooting of Armed Bank Robbery Suspect Investigated in Silver Spring

Detectives with the Major Crimes Division of the Montgomery County Department of Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting of an armed bank robbery suspect that occurred today in Silver Spring.

The preliminary investigation revealed that at approximately 10:48 a.m., the Emergency Communications Center (ECC) received a 911 call for the report of a robbery in progress at the BB&T Bank located at 1100 Wayne Avenue.  The caller stated that the suspect was armed with a gun and claimed to have a bomb.  The caller was able to provide the call taker with a description of the suspect.

An officer responding to the bank robbery located the suspect in a parking garage behind the bank building as the suspect was attempting to flee from the area.  During the confrontation, the suspect was shot by the police officer.  Officers attempted life-saving measures at the scene.  Fire & Rescue personnel transported the suspect to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

The Montgomery County Fire and Explosive Investigative Unit determined that the device found in the backpack worn by the suspect at the bank and during the encounter with the officer, did not have explosive capabilities but was made to appear as an explosive device.  The suspect’s handgun was recovered on his person.

The preliminary investigation by detectives has determined that the suspect entered the bank and approached the manager in his/her office.  The suspect demanded cash and stated that he had a bomb in his backpack.  The suspect also lifted up his jacket and displayed a gun in his waistband.  The suspect fled from the bank without obtaining any money and came into contact with the officer in the parking garage.

Detectives are currently reviewing all available video footage, to include officers’ body-worn camera footage and all other evidence as part of the ongoing investigation.

It is anticipated that the identity of the suspect will be released tomorrow.

The identity of the officer, a two-and-a-half year veteran of the Department, will be released tomorrow.  Per protocol, he has been placed on paid, Administrative Leave.

Following the established procedure, once Major Crimes detectives complete their investigation of the officer-involved shooting, the findings will be submitted to the Howard County’s State’s Attorney’s Office for review.*

This incident in its entirety remains under investigation.  Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070.  Callers may remain anonymous.

{*An established agreement between the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office and the Howard County State’s Attorney’s Office stipulates that when an officer-involved shooting involving injury or death occurs in one county, the other county’s State’s Attorney’s Office will review the event.}