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Hooded robber hits Woodsboro Bank

Kate Leckie
Frederick News-Post

(4/3) A city branch of the Woodsboro Bank was robbed Friday by a hooded man who demanded cash by passing a teller a note, Frederick police said.
No one was injured and no immediate arrests were made in the 2:50 p.m. holdup at the bank on Old National Pike, said Lt. Tom Chase of the Frederick Police Department.

Business was sparse inside the bank when the lone robber entered. One customer and four employees were inside when the man passed the note to the female teller, police said.

No weapon was displayed, and Lt. Chase would not discuss the specifics of the note.

The robber left on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. Police believe he fled the area in a light blue small sedan, possibly a Celica or a Saturn, Lt. Chase said.

Police throughout the county swarmed to the surrounding area after the heist, searching for vehicles that fit the description of the robber's vehicle.

Deputies with the Frederick County Sheriff's Office stopped a vehicle fitting the description on Edgewood Church Road, and a city officer stopped another car on I-70 near New Market, but the drivers quickly were allowed to continue on their way, police said.

The robber was described as a white man, about 6 feet tall and of thin to medium build, wearing blue jeans, a light-colored hooded sweatshirt a waist-length jacket and a baseball cap.

The baseball cap had a dark bill and a white top. The jacket was royal blue in front and white in back with the royal blue color across the shoulders and down the sleeves, police said.

The man wore the hood to his sweatshirt up and sunglasses over his eyes, despite the overcast conditions outside.

Detectives are studying the surveillance video taken from the bank's cameras and compiling witness statements as the investigation continues.

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