Melvin King charged with bank robbery that left cash in the streets of Upper Marlboro


Photo from surveillance video from the robbery of a Bank of America in Upper Marlboro on April 8. (Prince George's County Police Department)

A Southwest Washington man was arrested in connection with a bank robbery that left cash in the streets of Upper Marlboro earlier this month, police said.

Prince George’s County police arrested 46-year-old Melvin Ranard King after receiving several tips from the public when officials released surveillance video and photos from the robbery in Upper Marlboro earlier this month, authorities said.

Investigators suspect King walked into a Bank of America in the 14600 block of Church Street on April 8 at about 10 a.m. and demanded money from a teller after flashing a gun, authorities said.

The man who robbed the bank got away with an undisclosed amount of money, fleeing in a gray station wagon, police said. But during the getaway, a dye bag with the cash exploded and money flew out of the car, landing in the streets of Upper Marlboro. Police recovered the money and no one was hurt during the robbery.

Tips from the public led police to King, who was arrested on April 22 in Camp Springs, Md., police said.

Detectives believe he could be linked to several other robberies in Prince George’s County, including a Radio Shack and Aldi on Livingston Road, and could face other charges, authorities said.

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Lynh Bui is a Prince George's County public safety reporter and former Montgomery County education reporter.
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