Prince George’s police investigating Upper Marlboro bank robbery


Prince George's County Police investigate a bank robbery Tuesday morning in Upper Marlboro. (Rachel Weiner/The Washington Post)

Prince George’s County police are searching for a man they suspect of robbing a bank Tuesday morning, leaving cash in the streets of Upper Marlboro during his getaway.

At about 10 a.m. a man walked into a Bank of America on Church Street, pulled out a gun and demanded money, according to Cpl. Nate Lewis, a spokesman for county police.

The tellers complied, and the robber then sped away in an “older-model gray station wagon,” police said. As the man fled, a dye bag with the cash exploded and an “undisclosed” amount of money flew out of the car, Lewis said.

It’s unclear why the money flew out of the car, but it was recovered by 11 a.m., police said.

Police closed off a few blocks of businesses in the area as they searched near the Prince George’s County courthouse. No one was injured during the incident, Lewis said, and police are not disclosing how much money was stolen or collected from the street.


Man sought in a Prince George's bank robbery on Tuesday. (Prince George's County Police)

Police released a photo from a bank security camera of a man with an eye patch wanted in connection with the robbery. Authorities are asking anyone with information about the case to call 1-866-411-TIPS.

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