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Keyword: bank robbery

Original release (June 23, 2016  3:15 p.m.):

At 2:20 p.m. yesterday, Baltimore County Police responded to an M&T Bank in the 2800 block of Smith Avenue 21209 for a bank robbery.

The investigation into this incident has indicated that the suspect entered the bank and presented a note to the teller demanding money. The suspect fled the bank on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.

Officers were able to develop information on the suspect and a vehicle he had gotten into. That vehicle was located in Baltimore City and the suspect was taken into custody after a brief foot pursuit.

The suspect has been identified as 52-year-old Steven Gregory Passero of the 12100 block of Dunliegh Court in Dunkirk. Passero has been charged with armed robbery and is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Robbery Unit working with the FBI Baltimore Violent Crimes Task Force.

Booking Photograph of Steven Gregory Passero

Original release (April 13, 2016  2:55 p.m.):

At 11:19 a.m. this morning, Baltimore County Police responded to the First Mariner Bank at Loch Raven Boulevard and Joppa Road for a robbery.

An officer in an unmarked car searching for suspects observed a suspicious vehicle in the area of Loch Raven Boulevard and I-695. That vehicle was driving in a suspicious manner and possibly trying to be evasive. The officer followed the vehicle onto I-695 and to Providence Road.

When marked units tried to stop the vehicle on Providence Road, the vehicle fled from police and traveled to Towson Center Mall where the occupants exited the vehicle and fled on foot. An adult female was quickly apprehended but an adult male made it into the mall. Police set up a perimeter around the mall and called in additional resources to help search for the man.

The male from the suspicious vehicle was later located hiding in the back seat of another vehicle being driven by an adult male.

A total of three people were taken into custody and police are not looking for anyone else. There is no danger to anyone in or near the mall.

Further investigation has indicated that the suspects taken into custody were not responsible for the bank robbery but detectives are continuing to investigate.

During the incident a police vehicle was involved in a crash that resulted in minor injuries.

Original release (October 30, 2015  9:16 p.m.):

Just after 5 p.m. on October 30, police responded to a call for a bank robbery at 1st Mariner Bank in the 7000 block of Security Boulevard in the Precinct 2/Woodlawn area.

The suspect entered the bank, displayed a gun, and demanded cash. He then left the bank with an undisclosed amount of U.S. currency.

Witnesses described the suspect as a light skinned black male, possibly 35 to 40 years of age, medium build, and approximately 5'7" to 5'11" in height.  He was also seen wearing wire rimmed sunglasses and a tan cap.

This crime continues to be investigated by the Baltimore County Police Robbery Unit. 

Anyone with any information on this crime is asked to call police at 410-307-2020.


Revised June 28, 2016