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Just Say No? Bank Teller Refuses Robber's Demand

A Halethorpe man is charged with first-degree robbery for demanding money at the BB&T Bank in Glen Burnie. Anne Arundel County Police say bank employees would not turn over money to the suspect.

Andrew Christopher Martin, 26, of Halethorpe, is charged with first-degree robbery for demanding money at the BB&T Bank in Glen Burnie. Credit: Anne Arundel County Police
Andrew Christopher Martin, 26, of Halethorpe, is charged with first-degree robbery for demanding money at the BB&T Bank in Glen Burnie. Credit: Anne Arundel County Police

A Halethorpe man has been charged with trying to rob the BB&T Bank in Glen Burnie, even though a bank employee thwarted his effort to steal cash.

According to Anne Arundel County Police, Andrew Christopher Martin, 26, entered the bank at 7381 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd. about 2:10 p.m. Thursday, June 5, and presented a note demanding currency.

The employees refused Martin’s demand and he promptly fled the bank without any money.

Patrol officers responded to the area and a person of interest was located. Martin tried to get on a public bus to leave the area, but video footage from the bank and witnesses confirmed to police he was the suspect in the attempted robbery. Police said Martin then admitted to committing the robbery. 

Martin, of 4168 McDowell Lane in Halethorpe, was subsequently arrested and charged with first-degree robbery and related offenses.

Polly June 07, 2014 at 10:48 AM
Those tellers that refused to give him money are dimwits. With 19 years of banking experience in huge bank, I'm sure that's not what they were taught to do. tsk tsk tsk
Yaelle Glenn June 09, 2014 at 03:39 AM
I know. Not a very safe decision to make unless youre either Iron Man or have X ray vision that can make you aware of the fact that this criminal does not have a weapon.
Mary Vecellio June 09, 2014 at 02:53 PM
Brave Tellers! WOW!
Polly June 09, 2014 at 03:23 PM
Brave? NOT! It's stupid and irresponsible.

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