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Date: Dec 11, 2017

UPDATE (December 11, 2017 1:40 p.m.):

Police have charged Melvin McDougald (54) of the 4500 block of Northwood Drive, 21239 in yesterday's robbery of PNC Bank. He is charged with Armed Robbery, Robbery, 1st Degree Assault, Theft, and Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Robbery.

McDougald entered the PNC Bank located inside Giant Food store at 6340 York Road, 21212 just after 1 p.m. He displayed a handgun and a note demanding money to the teller. He was given an undisclosed amount of cash and fled the scene. Towson patrol officers, Robbery Detectives and members of the FBI Violent Crime Task Force responded to the scene in a cooperative investigative effort to obtain suspect information. They were able to determine that the suspect vehicle was a black GMC Yukon and disseminated that information across the County precincts.

Patrol officers canvassing the area located the possible suspect vehicle and attempted to make a traffic stop. The vehicle fled from police through Baltimore County and into Carroll County, whose officers also assisted in the pursuit until the suspect led police back into Baltimore County. McDougald finally disabled the front right tire of the Yukon, bringing the pursuit to an end at Reisterstown Road and McDonogh Road. The FBI Violent Crime Task Force aided County officers on the ground and Maryland State Police Trooper 1 was on hand to assist in the air during the apprehension of McDougald.

McDougald was taken into custody without incident. The gun and cash were recovered inside his vehicle. He is currently being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center pending a bail review hearing tomorrow.

Original Release (December 10, 2017 5:14 p.m.):

A suspect is in custody following a bank robbery in Towson this afternoon.

Just after 1 p.m. officers responded to the PNC bank located in the 6300 block of York Road for a report of an armed bank robbery. As a result of investigation at the scene, officers were able to quickly develop suspect information. Police located and attempted to stop the suspect vehicle, which began to flee from them. 

During the pursuit, the suspect’s vehicle became disabled as a result of driving off of the roadway. Police were able to arrest the suspect at just before 2:30 p.m. in the area of Reisterstown and McDonogh roads, located in the Owings Mills area. Both a gun and money were recovered at the point of apprehension. There were no injuries reported.

The Baltimore County Police Department, Criminal Investigation Bureau, Bank Robbery Unit and an FBI task force continue to investigate this incident.

The bodies of two people were found in the basement apartment of a home in Middle River Saturday morning.

The deaths were reported by the homeowner when he discovered the couple in the basement apartment they'd been renting.  They are identified as Joshua Stephen Glennon (28) and Tiffany V. Ingellis (30), both of the unit block of Honeycomb Road, 21220.

The bodies were transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for determination of cause and manner of death.

Homicide detectives continue to investigate to determine the circumstances surrounding these deaths but do believe these victims were targeted by the suspect, who remains unknown and outstanding at this time.

Anyone with information regarding these homicides is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020.

Reward Offered

Metro Crime Stoppers, an organization that is separate from the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Government, offers rewards for information in connection with felony offenses.

Anonymous tips can be sent to Metro Crime Stoppers by phone, text message or online.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Text message: Text "MCS" plus your message to "CRIMES" (274637)

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Revised June 27, 2017