FBI: Serial bank robber hits Essex bank, eighth in two weeks

ESSEX, Md. - FBI investigators believe a serial bank robber that has ripped off banks in Baltimore and Annapolis has struck again.

In a release, authorities believe the same man is now responsible for eight bank robberies in total.

The suspect's latest, the SunTrust Bank in the 100 block of Orville Road in Essex, was robbed Tuesday April 8.

The FBI asks that anyone with information about the robber or the robberies call the Baltimore FBI office at 410-265-8080.

“Witnesses have all described the robber as a black man, about 20 to 30-years-old, 5’6” to 5’7”, with a small build and medium complexion,” according to a release. “He presents notes to the tellers and demands money, stating he has a weapon.”

The suspect was questioned by a bank manager on Friday in Elkridge, before hitting a Bay Bank in Hanover hours later. The suspect wore a mask for the first time Monday while robbing a Wells Fargo bank in Randallstown.

The same man is believed responsible for robberies at:

Wells Fargo – 8522 Liberty Road, Randallstown, MD on April 7

Bay Bank – 2637 Annapolis Road, Hanover, MD on April 4

Wells Fargo – 8210 Gateway Overlook Drive, Elkridge, MD on April 4

Wells Fargo – 582 Fredrick Road, Catonsville, MD on April 3

Wells Fargo – 1726 East Northern Parkway, Baltimore, MD on March 29

Wells Fargo – 860 North Rolling Road in Catonsville, MD on March 24

Wells Fargo – 6309 York Road, in Baltimore, MD on March 25


More photos of the suspect are available at www.fbi.gov/baltimore