WALDORF, Md. - Wachovia Bank in Waldorf Market Place was robbed by three men bearing weapons early Monday morning. The men only made it as far as the parking lot with the money before the dye pack exploded, at which time they discarded the entire bag and fled. Police are still seeking the three suspects. No one was injured during the robbery. The Sheriffs Office Victim Services Unit responded to the bank to assist the victims.
On Monday, May 7 at 9:10 a.m., Charles County Sheriffs officers and detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division responded to the Wachovia Bank located at 3050 Waldorf Market Place in Waldorf for the report of an armed robbery. Upon arrival, officers secured the scene and identified approximately 10 victims and witnesses.
The investigation by police revealed that three male suspects entered the bank armed with a shotgun and two handguns and ordered the victims to the floor. One of the suspects fired a shot from a handgun into the ceiling and jumped over the tellers counter. He stole an undisclosed amount of money from one of the tellers cash drawers. Another suspect fired a shot from a handgun as the suspects ordered the manager to open the safe. When the manager was unable to open the safe, one of the suspects stole a deposit bag from the manager.
The suspects then fled the bank in a blue Dodge Caravan. Before the van left the parking lot, a dye pack in the bag of money exploded. The suspects discarded the entire bag of money in the parking lot before driving away.
Officers searched the area and later found the Caravan unoccupied on Barnswallow Place in Waldorf.
The suspects were not located. They were described as black males and are 18 to 25 years old. They have slim builds and were wearing black masks and gloves.
Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact Det. G. Higgs at 301-609-6498 or Charles County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411 TIPS. Crime Solvers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest or indictment of the bank robbery suspects. All callers may remain anonymous.