FBI Seeking Info About “Red Hat Guy” Who is Wanted For Montgomery County Bank Robbery

by MCS Staff

The Baltimore office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has tweeted that it’s “seeking info about the “Red Hat Guy”, wanted for committing a bank robbery on September 16, 2022, in Silver Spring, Maryland. The suspect displayed a black handgun and is described as a White male, 50 to 60 years old, and 6’0″ to 6’2″ (tweet below)”

From a MCPD Release: Friday, September 16, 2022
Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division are investigating an armed bank robbery that occurred on Friday, September 16, 2022, at the Truist bank in the 1100 block of Wayne Ave. in Silver Spring. Detectives have released surveillance photos of the male suspect and are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying him.

At approximately 12:25 p.m., 3rd District Officers responded to the location for the report of an armed bank robbery that just occurred. The investigation by detectives has determined that the suspect entered the bank and approached an employee. The suspect displayed a black handgun and demanded money. The employee handed over an undisclosed amount of money to the suspect who then left the bank.

The suspect is described as a White male, between 50 and 60-years-old, armed with a black handgun, wearing black sunglasses, a red baseball cap, a light colored polo shirt, beige pants and black/white shoes. 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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