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PNC Bank robbery: Roy Rogers employee robbed of restaurant money bag

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GERMANTOWN, Md. (WJLA) - A Roy Rogers employee is recovering after she was shoved to the ground and robbed of every penny outside a Germantown PNC Bank last week.

Photo: Montgomery County Police Department

Police say the employee was only feet from the door of the bank when one of two men yanked her to the pavement, snatched the restaurant's money bag, and sprinted to a getaway car. 

Customers at the Germantown Commons Shopping Plaza are now cautious after the Sept. 16 mugging. 

"I'm shocked to hear it happened in the neighborhood... it's terrible," says Alex Knoll. 

"Nowadays you're not safe doing anything," says Diana Nugent. "I don't care if it's day or night, it's just sad."

Police say the two suspects were eating breakfast at the nearby Roy Rogers when they noticed the female employee stashing a money bag full of cash. Minutes later, the woman hopped into her car and drove about a mile to the bank, but the money never made it to a teller. 

“Certainly they had a mission in mind and that mission was to take the money, so they didn’t care that they were going to pull this woman to the ground and take the money. That’s what they wanted to do that day and that’s what they did,” says Officer Rebecca Innocenti of the Montgomery County Police Department.

Rai Sawney, a restaurant owner, also banks at PNC and says the incident is concerning. 

“Since they opened I’ve been banking here and I take the money in hand, you know, so it’s a really serious matter.”

Police only describe both suspects as white men in their thirties. Anyone with information should call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5100. A cash reward of up to $10,000 is offered for information that leads to an arrest or indictment.

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