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Prince George's County bank robber threatening tellers with nuclear bomb

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Prince George's County Police have released surveillance video of a man behind a string of armed bank robberies who police say is threatening tellers with a nuclear weapon.

The robber was caught on surveillance cameras at several banks, including this one at a Suntrust Bank branch. (Photo: Prince George's County Police)

At each alleged robbery--the most recent of which occurred in Clinton on Monday afternoon--the robber passed a note to the teller saying that a nuclear bomb will explode if money isn't handed over.

"In each case, the suspect passes a teller a note claiming there will be a nuclear bomb explosion if she doesn't hand over cash," Prince George's County Police spokesperson Julie Parker said.

Needless to say, the suspect hasn't made good on his threat, but he has gotten away from each of at least four robberies with cash.

"We have seen robberies in the past where people have implied they have some type of explosive device on them," said spokesman Cpl. Henry Tippett. "Actually mentioning a nuclear bomb, it's kinda rare. We've never seen that one before."

Royal Height works across the street from the first bank that was robbed. He says the method is disturbing and worries how many more tellers will become targets.

"I don't really believe anybody's got any nuclear bomb strapped to them or nothing like that but if its enough to rob a bank, he needs to be caught," Height said.

The latest robbery happened at about 12:30 p.m. Monday at an M&T Bank branch in Clinton. As with the other robberies, which happened in District Heights, Upper Marlboro and Largo, the suspect has been caught on camera wearing sunglasses, a winter coat and a skullcap.

He's described by police as a 20 to 30-year-old black man who stands about 5-foot-9 and weighs between 160 and 180 pounds.

 

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