Detectives Investigate Bank Robbery in Germantown; Surveillance Video of Suspect Released

by Patrick Herron

For Immediate Release: Thursday, January 6, 2022

Gaithersburg, MD – Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division are investigating a January 5 bank robbery in the 14000 Darnestown Rd. in Germantown. Detectives have released surveillance video of the male suspect and are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying him.

On Wednesday, January 5, at approximately 11:40 a.m., 5th District Officers responded to the location for the report of a bank robbery that just occurred.

The investigation by detectives determined that the suspect entered the Truist Bank and ran to the teller counter. The suspect vaulted over the counter, threatened to hurt the employees and demanded the vault to be opened. The suspect then stole an undisclosed amount of money from the bank and fled the scene on a dirt bike. During this incident, the suspect did not display or suggest a weapon, and no one was injured.

Detectives reviewed the surveillance footage of the bank and obtained surveillance photographs of the suspect.

Anyone with information regarding this suspect or this crime is asked to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070 or 240-773-TIPS, or contact Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).  A reward of up to $10,000 is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of the suspect. Callers can remain anonymous.

 

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