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Fleeing bank robbery suspect captured after manhunt by Montgomery County Police

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KENSINGTON, Md. (WJLA) - Police swarmed a normally quiet Kensington neighborhood late Monday afternoon in a successful effort to catch a bank robbery suspect.

Police say around 4:38 p.m. they received a report of a bank robbery at the M & T Bank on Montgomery Avenue near an area of Kensington known as Antique Row.

Police say the suspect fled on foot after receiving money. They tracked him to the Kensington Heights neighborhood less than a mile away.

Police set up a perimeter and received reports from neighbors that the suspect was in the area. Then they spotted him.

"Our officers tried to confront him, we were in a foot chase, and it led through several backyards," said Lt. Paul Liquorie of the Montgomery County Police.

Police say the man ran to a shed in a backyard on McComas Avenue. He then went to a shed in the backyard next door, and that's where he was caught.

A police source says officers recovered money and a robbery note.

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