BELTSVILLE – An armed robbery took place Friday morning in the parking lot of a Bank of America.
Patrol units from the Prince George's County Police Department responded just before10:30 a.m. to the 10600 block of Baltimore Avenue for a report of a robbery in progress.
According to officials on the scene, a Dunbar armored security truck with three security guards had just arrived to open an ATM machine with roughly $200,000 when a van drove into the parking lot. Two masked men then jumped out with guns and took the money and fled the scene.
The driver of the armored vehicle immediately set off alarms, as well as the tellers inside the bank, official said.
Police had no problem locating the van just minutes after the robbery. Police found the van less than 100 yards from the scene parked in a grassy area next to a building.
People who work in the building told police they saw two men jump out of the van and run down a path to a residential area where a second vehicle was parked.
“We have not seen a case like this in a long time,” said Jennifer Donelan, director of media relations for the Prince George's County Police Department. “Our detectives are working with the FBI.”
There were no reports of injuries or shots fired during the robbery, police said.