Hagerstown Police seek public's help in finding bank robber

HAGERSTOWN — Hagerstown Police are asking for the public’s help in finding the person who robbed the Sovereign Bank in downtown Hagerstown on Tuesday morning.

The bank at 100 W. Washington St. was robbed at 8:09 a.m., police said in a news release.

A white male wearing a blue hooded sweat shirt and a blue bandanna across his face approached a teller and demanded money, the release said.

He did not display a weapon and no one was injured, police said.

After getting the money, the robber fled southbound across West Washington Street through the walkway on the west side of Discovery Station, according to the release.

The robber was described as approximately 6 feet tall, with a thin build and a very fair complexion.

He was wearing a blue full-zip, hooded sweat shirt with a light-colored hood interior, a blue bandanna with a white design, black knit gloves and light-colored shoes.

A Maryland State Police K-9 unit found the sweat shirt, bandana and gloves under a vehicle in the parking lot behind Discovery Station, police said. Those items were collected as evidence and submitted to the Western Maryland Crime Laboratory for processing.

The K-9 unit tracked the robber’s trail up the steps on West Antietam Street to the dry bridge on South Prospect Street, then south to Baltimore Street where the scent was lost, the release said.

On Friday, police released photos of the man in the bank.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Hagerstown City Police at 301-790-3700, ext. 234, or at crimetip@hagerstownpd.org.

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