Montgomery County police: Same men involved in attempted CVS, bank robberies

October 31, 2013

Montgomery County Police say they believe two men involved in an attempted robbery at a CVS store in Potomac early Wednesday were also responsible for an attempted robbery of a Wells Fargo bank in Rockville a day earlier.

In the CVS incident, police said, two men tried to rob a 24-hour store in the 7900 block of Tuckerman Lane in the Cabin John shopping center just after 4 a.m. The men tried to rob the store, but ran out before taking anything.

One of the men was described as being in his 20s and appeared to be wearing a fake beard mask that covered most of his face. He was wearing a black baseball cap with a white insignia, a black hooded sweatshirt with a gray logo, camouflaged pants and black tennis shoes, police said. He was armed with a handgun.

The other man was also believed to be in his 20s and was wearing a hooded sweatshirt that was white on the front and dark on the back and sleeves. He was also wearing blue jeans and a black mask with the eyes cut out, according to police descriptions that were posted on social media.

In a separate incident, police said, two men entered the Wells Fargo bank in the 110 block of Congressional Lane in Rockville just before 11 a.m. Tuesday. The men demanded money from a bank teller. One of the men leapt over the counter and the other man fired a shot from a handgun into the ceiling of the bank. Both men fled from the bank without getting any money.

No one was injured in either incident.

Dana Hedgpeth is the Washington Post’s lead reporter in covering the Metro rail and bus systems in the D.C. region and the Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority (WMATA) that runs them.
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