SALISBURY, Md.- Salisbury police say a man used a taxi as his getaway car after robbing a bank Thursday morning.
Forty-two-year-old Gary Allen Mitchell of Salisbury is charged with armed robbery, robbery, first- and second-degree assault and theft less than $10,000.
Police said that at around 10:42 a.m., officers responded to a holdup that had just occurred at the PNC Bank located at 301 Civic Ave. Police said the investigation into the incident revealed that the suspect arrived at the bank in a taxi that waited outside while he entered the bank. Investigators said that once inside the bank, the suspect handed an employee a note demanding money. The suspect also claimed that he had a handgun but never displayed the firearm during the robbery, police said.
Police said that once the suspect was given an undisclosed amount of cash, he left the area in the same taxi. A description of the suspect and taxi was broadcast and Salisbury police, with the assistance of the Maryland State Apprehension Team and the Wicomico County Sheriff's Office, began canvassing the area for the suspect and taxi.
Police said the investigation revealed that the suspect had been picked up by the taxi prior to the robbery in the area of East Railroad Avenue. Officers began searching the area and located inside a home a man matching the description of the suspect. Police said the man, positively identified by a witness as suspect Gary Mitchell, was taken into custody on the aforementioned charges. Bond information is currently unavailable.
There were no reported injuries during the incident.
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