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Would-Be Bank Robber Flees Empty-Handed

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Police are looking for a man who attempted to rob a bank in Rockville, Md. on Jan. 14. (credit: Montgomery County Police)

Police are looking for a man who attempted to rob a bank in Rockville, Md. on Jan. 14. (credit: Montgomery County Police)

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ROCKVILLE, Md. (CBSDC/AP) — Montgomery County Police say a man who tried to rob a bank fled when he saw a teller pushing the alarm.

It happened about 3:15 p.m. Tuesday at the BB&T bank on Rockville Pike. Police say the man walked into the bank and gave a teller a note that implied he was armed and demanded money.

The suspect ran away after the teller pushed the alarm.

Police say the suspect is described as a black male, 5’9″ to 5’10″ tall, with a slim build. He was wearing a green rain coat, a knit cap, sunglasses and white work gloves with red tips.

Anyone with information is asked to police at 1-866-411-8477 or enter a tip online. Police are offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information provided to them that leads to an arrest and indictment for this incident.

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