He was apprehended a few miles from the bank.
Frederick, Md (KM) The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office has charged a suspect in connection with an attempted bank robbery on Tuesday. Jerry Lee Tolbert, 54., of Poolesville, is charged one count each of armed robbery, 1st- and 2nd -degree assault, reckless endangerment and use of a firearm in a felony crime of violence.
Authorities say at around 10:00 AM on Tuesday, a man entered the Bank of America 3371 Worthington Boulevard, and began shouting at employees. He displayed what appeared to be a handgun, and placed a plastic bag in front of one of the tellers, demanding money. The man didn’t get anything and fled.
Deputies found his car at the park-and-ride along East Baldwin Road at Route 75–seven miles away from the bank–and took Tolbert into custody.
A search of his car netted a black pellet gun, a plastic bag, and a bottle of alcohol.
The Sheriff’s Office says there will be a bond review hearing for Tolbert on Thursday at 1:00 PM.
By Kevin McManus