PRINCESS ANNE, Md.- Police confirm a suspect is in custody following a bank robbery Saturday morning in Crisfield.
According to Crisfield police, officers responded to a robbery in progress just before 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the BB&T bank located at 257 North Somerset Avenue. Police said the bank was closed for business at the time of the incident, but an employee was inside counting money.
Police said the suspect, Roger Lee Schoolfield, 20, of Crisfield, threw a brick through both the exterior and interior doors of the bank, then entered the building and jumped over the counter. According to police, Schoolfield subsequently pushed the teller back, preventing her from pushing the alarm. Police said he then grabbed an undetermined amount of cash and fled the scene.
Police from several agencies searched the area for the suspect to no avail. However, after reviewing surveillance video from the scene, Crisfield police determined an individual they had previously stopped, who matched the description of the suspect, was in fact the suspect.
The Crisfield Police Department made contact with Schoolfield, at 185 Somers Cove Apartment, and executed a search warrant at the apartment. Police said they recovered more than $12,000 in cash in a black duffle bag, and determined it was the money stolen from the bank.
Schoolfield was interrogated and confessed to the crime, according to police. He was arrested and charged with armed robbery, robbery, assault, burglary, theft over $10,000 and malicious destruction of property over $500.
Police said Schoolfield remains in the custody of the Crisfield Police Department, and will be taken in front of a court commissioner for a bond review.
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