Montgomery County police said two bank robbery suspects were arrested yesterday, and a third escaped, after a high-speed chase through the White Oak area that damaged three cars. Police said they recovered an undisclosed amount of money, two handguns and a sawed-off shotgun.
The two men were identified as Martin Hall, 25, of 2601 22nd St. NE, and William Christopher Miller, 34, of 1213 Boone's Hill Rd. in Coral Hills. The third suspect, who has not been identified, was still being sought.
According to police, three gunmen robbed a Potomac Savings and Loan branch at New Hampshire Avenue and Randolph Road about 10:30 a.m., then fled east on Randolph Road. Three suspects in a car were pursued south on Rte. 29 by Officer Christine Cocuzzi at speeds up to 90 mph, police said.
The suspects allegedly ran a red light Lockwood Drive, colliding with two cars and slightly injuring a woman. At Timberwood Lane, the suspects crossed into the northbound lanes and collided with a third car. Turning into the Woodmoor Shopping Center at Four Corners, the suspects jumped from the car and fled into the woods between I-495 and University Boulevard, police said.
Officers eventually arrested two men in the woods.