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Police: Man robs Gaithersburg bank wearing 'potentially false' beard

Bank robbery suspect (PHOTO: MCPD)

Police are looking for the man who robbed a SunTrust bank inside of a grocery store in Gaithersburg on Saturday.

The crime happened sometime before noon at the Safeway at 12251 Darnestown Road. A man entered the store wearing a white mask that covered his face, as well as a long, possibly fake beard, and sunglasses.

The suspect approached a teller, demanded money, and handed the teller a note which also demanded money, police say. He was handed "proceeds" from the bank, at which point he fled toward the back of the shopping center in the direction of Nursery Lane and Orchard Grove Road.

Detectives are asking people who were in the area of the incident (specifically McDonald Chapel Drive, Nursery Lane, and Orchard Grove Road) between 10:30 a.m. and noon on Saturday, to let them know if they saw anyone suspicious or have video of anyone suspicious.

Anyone with information can call Montgomery County Police at 240-773-5100.

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