Bank robbed

The Capital One Bank at the Takoma/Langley Crossroads area was robbed Thursday, August 6 just before noon. An undisclosed amount of money was taken. The suspect said he had a weapon, but did not display it. Nobody was injured.

Takoma Park Police said they responded to a report of an armed robbery at 11:52 AM. The suspect handed a note demanding money to a teller, who complied.


Police say the suspect is apparently the same person who robbed Suntrust Bank on Cherry Hill Road, Silver Spring July 30. They released a series of bank surveillance-camera photos showing the suspect in the Capital One Bank robbery, wearing a dark wide-brim hat, sunglasses, and rubber gloves.

The bank is located at 1181 University Blvd, in the strip mall on the south-western corner of University Boulevard and New Hampshire Avenue intersection, between a Starbucks Coffee franchise and Tony’s Villa pizzeria.


The suspect was described as a black male, approximately 40-50 years old, 5’6-5’7 with a beard, last seen wearing a black t-shirt, tan cargo shorts and carrying a duffle bag. He also has a large band-aid on his right elbow.

Police ask anyone with information about these crimes to call the Takoma Park Police Department at 301-891-7128 or 301-270-1100 or the Montgomery County Police Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5101.

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3 Comments on "Bank robbed"

  1. Larry Fischel | August 7, 2015 at 12:30 pm |

    Wow, a guy wearing dark sunglasses, a large floppy hat, and RUBBER GLOVES walks into a bank and. . . Who could have predicted he was going to rob the place? Not to mention that this bank has two entrances on different sides of the building. . .

    Some may remember that this is the same bank where TP police shot to death a hostage-holding robber in Jan 2011, and where a bank customer was shot in Sept., 2012.

  2. Donna Victoria | August 7, 2015 at 3:17 pm |

    “at the Takoma/Langley Crossroads area”

    It’d be really great if a bank robbery in the City of Takoma Park was simply reported as “the CapitalOne in Takoma Park” — there is only one.

    I don’t live in a fictional place called Takoma/Langley, I live in Takoma Park, and have 21 years of property tax receipts to prove it. I understand that you may add this shorthand for readers who will ask, where is there a CapitalOne? because so many avoid the dreaded Takoma/Langley zone. That is what the explanation of the street address later is for. In reality, labelling part of the city as Takoma/Langley reinforces a long-standing bias that if a crime happens in “Takoma/Langley” that means “not Old Town/not my problem/over there”, and that the area is unbearably crime-ridden and dangerous.

    Thanks, DV

  3. Unfortunately, some readers will lose interest/concern once they read “Takoma/Langley Crossroads.” However the name “Takoma/Langley Crossroads” is hardly fictional. As a neighborhood name it is no less legitimate than “Takoma Junction.” It is even _more_ legitimate considering there is Takoma/Langley Crossroads Development Authority” ( and Metro’s under-construction Takoma Langley Crossroads Transit Center (

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