Parkville bank robber dies in house fire following Cecil County standoff

Parkville Bank Robber Cecil County FireA man wanted for a pair of bank robberies in the Parkville area has died.

The FBI says that the man wanted for robbing a pair of M&T Bank branches was killed in a Sunday night house fire in Cecil County.

The suspect was believed to be responsible for the October 30, 2017, robbery of the M&T Bank located at 8200 Harford Road and the November 3, 2017, robbery of the M&T Bank located at 8812 Waltham Woods Road.

Authorities say that at about 9:30 p.m. on Sunday night, the FBI Baltimore Violent Crimes Task Force attempted to serve an arrest warrant at a home on McGrady Road in Rising Sun.

The suspect did not comply with officers and barricaded himself inside the home.

The home then caught fire and the man was subsequently found dead inside. His identity is being withheld pending notification of his next of kin.

The Maryland Office of State Fire Marshal is investigating the blaze.  Preliminary reports would seem to indicate that the suspect may have set fire to the home, according to the Cecil County Fire Blog.

FBI offering $5K reward for info on Parkville bank robber

Parkville Bank Robber 20171113UPDATE: Authorities now say the suspect was killed in a house fire following a standoff with police – details here.

Original story below…

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The FBI is offering a reward for information that leads to the capture of a Parkville bank robber.

The suspect is believed to be responsible for the October 30, 2017, robbery of  the M&T Bank located at 8200 Harford Road and the November 3, 2017, robbery of the M&T Bank located at 8812 Waltham Woods Road.

In each robbery, the suspect entered the bank, announced a robbery using a demand note, and fled the bank on foot.

The man is described as a white male, approximately 5’9″ tall, weighing about 150 pounds, and is about 35 to 45 years old.

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction of this suspect. This individual should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information on this individual should contact the FBI Baltimore Violent Crimes Task Force at 410-265-8080.

Large water main break reported in Parkville

Water Main BreakCrews are heading to the scene of a Monday night water main break in Parkville.

The break occurred along Waltham Woods Road between Summit Avenue and Cub Hill Road.

Large amounts of water are said to be to be leaking, causing driving hazards in the area.

Approximately 90 customer and 1 fire hydrant are currently without service.

There has been no estimate provided as to when the break will be fully repaired.

Motorists should use an alternate route.

Parkville water main break photo
Photo via Jenny Hilditch Miller

 

Police investigating Parkville bank robbery

bank-robberyPolice are investigating after a Parkville-area bank was robbed on Friday.

At just after 12:15 p.m., an individual robbed the M&T Bank located in the 8800 block of Waltham Woods Road (21234).

Authorities say that suspect produced a note, then received an undisclosed about of cash.

The suspect then fled the scene.

Police have not released a description of the suspect.

No injuries were reported in the incident.