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Suspect Arrested Following Bank Robbery

Deputies Located Suspect on I-95 in White Marsh

(Bel Air, MD – October 28, 2006) — A 33 year-old Baltimore man was arrested on I-95 near White Marsh late Friday afternoon in connection with a bank robbery in Havre de Grace. Harford County Deputy Sheriffs arrested Nathan Montgomery, Jr. of the 3200 block of Sequoia Drive in Baltimore and charged him with robbery and theft over $500.

Montgomery is alleged to have robbed the Cecil Federal Bank/Columbian Bank, branch #12 located in 1600 block of Pulaski Highway near Havre de Grace at approximately 4:00 p.m. The investigation revealed that the suspect entered the bank alone at approximately 3:56 p.m. He proceeded to one of the tellers and instructed the employee that he had a gun and that he wanted to speak with the bank manager. The teller then directed the suspect to the bank manager. The suspect gave the manager a trash bag and instructed her to put money in it from the registers.

Shortly after obtaining and undisclosed amount of money, the suspect, later determined to be Montgomery, left the bank and fled in a 1990 Buick four-door sedan, maroon in color with Maryland registration.

As Montgomery was observed leaving the parking lot, bank employees called Harford County 911 to report the robbery and provided a detailed description of the suspect, vehicle and direction of travel. Surveillance video from the bank confirmed the identity of the suspect with the description provided by employees.

Sheriffs Deputies positioned on Rt 152 at I-95 monitored traffic on southbound I-95 looking for the suspect vehicle. Within a short time, deputies observed a vehicle matching the description of the vehicle the bank robber was observed operating leaving the scene of the crime.

Sheriffs Deputies immediately began to pursue the suspect south on I-95 and conducted a traffic stop near White Marsh. Montgomery was taken into custody without incident. Montgomery is being held in the Harford County Detention Center in Bel Air on $150,000 bond.

The Harford County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division is continuing the investigation.