Surveillance Catches Man Trying To Rob Bank With An Umbrella - KMSP-TV

ADVERTISEMENT
Bookmark and Share

Surveillance Catches Man Trying To Rob A Bank With An Umbrella

Posted: Updated:
WASHINGTON, D.C. -

LAUREL, Md. -

Police are crediting a witness with helping them catch an alleged bank robber in Laurel, Md.

They say 42-year-old Robert Williams used an open umbrella to carry more than $20,000 out of the PNC Bank located at 390 Main Street. It happened around 9:30 a.m. on February 19.

He had attempted to stuff the cash into his jacket, but it started falling out as he headed for the door, so he grabbed the umbrella. Simultaneously, various customers and employees called 911.

One man followed the suspect outside and was able to flag down officers who chased him into Howard County before he stopped.

According to investigators, no weapon was displayed, but was implied to tellers.

Williams is charged with the robbery and numerous traffic offenses.

This is the same bank that was targeted by a man dubbed the "Santa Claus Robber" last December. He wore a bearded disguise and fired a shot into the air before making off with an undisclosed amount of money.

Police say that case was closed and is not related.

 

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Suspect Confesses To Murder, Police Search For Bodies In Park

    Suspect Confesses To Murder, Police Search For Bodies In Park

    Friday, August 1 2014 10:22 PM EDT2014-08-02 02:22:08 GMT
    Authorities say they are searching allegedly for two dismembered bodies buried in a wooded in Indian Rock Park in Springfield after a murder suspect confessed to killing two people.
    Authorities say they are searching allegedly for two dismembered bodies buried in a wooded in Indian Rock Park in Springfield after a murder suspect confessed to killing two people.
  • Police: Boater Disappearance May Have Been Staged

    Police: Boater Disappearance May Have Been Staged

    Friday, August 1 2014 9:42 PM EDT2014-08-02 01:42:31 GMT
    Egg Harbor Township Police believe the disappearance of a boater in July may have been staged.
    Egg Harbor Township Police believe the disappearance of a boater in July may have been staged.
  • Police Search For Missing Camden Man

    Police Search For Missing Camden Man

    Friday, August 1 2014 8:34 PM EDT2014-08-02 00:34:43 GMT
    Police say Jermaine Lundy, 44, was reported missing on Friday. If you have any information, please call the CCPD tip line at (856) 757-7042.Police say Jermaine Lundy, 44, was reported missing on Friday. If you have any information, please call the CCPD tip line at (856) 757-7042.
    The Camden County Police Department is searching for a missing man from North Camden that was reported missing on Friday.
    The Camden County Police Department is searching for a missing man from North Camden that was reported missing on Friday.
Powered by WorldNow

KMSP-TV
11358 Viking Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Phone: (952) 944-9999
Fax: (952) 942-0455

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices