Bank Robbers Don't Get Far Thanks to Alert Officers

On June 10 at 4:07 p.m., Charles County Sheriff's officers responded to Wachovia bank at 3050 Waldorf Market Place in Waldorf for the report of a bank robbery. Investigation revealed two suspects wearing masks entered the bank, brandished handguns and ordered the 11 employees and customers inside to the floor. The suspects demanded money and the employees complied. The suspects also demanded an employee's personal money and the employee complied. The suspects then fled in a green and white Ford Taurus station wagon driven by a third suspect.

Communications personnel dispatched a lookout for the suspects' vehicle and an officer observed the vehicle traveling north on Crain Highway at the Prince George's County line. Officers stopped the vehicle near the intersection of Crain Highway and Short Cut Road in Prince George's County. Upon approaching the vehicle, officers observed evidence connecting the suspects to the bank robbery in plain view. Officers arrested the suspects without incident.

Kevin Lewis Miller, 23, of Arlington, Va., Jerry Alexander Clark, 18, of Clinton, and Robin Gerome Lytle, Jr., 24, of Temple Hills are charged with eleven counts each of armed robbery and first degree assault and one count each of theft more than $500, theft less than $500, using a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence and possession of a handgun with intent to injure. They are being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending appearances before the District Court Commissioner. None of the victims sustained injuries. The Charles County Sheriff's Office Victim Services Unit responded to the scene to assist the victims. Det. T. Miner is investigating.

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