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Del. Man Allegedly Cross-dressed to Rob Md. Bank

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Police say Kent Hunt Buckson of Bear, Del., dressed as a woman and robbed a Cecil County bank. (Photos: Maryland State Police) Police say Kent Hunt Buckson of Bear, Del., dressed as a woman and robbed a Cecil County bank. (Photos: Maryland State Police)
RISING SUN, Md. (WBOC/AP)- Maryland State Police say a Delaware man held up a bank in Rising Sun while dressed as a woman.  He is also suspected in four other bank robberies in the region.

Police charged 34-year-old Kent Hunt Buckson of Bear on Thursday with armed robbery of a National Penn Bank branch involving a theft of less than $10,000. He was also charged with robbery, theft: $10,000 but under $100,000, first-degree assault and second-degree assault. 

Buckson was in custody Friday and could not be reached for comment.

Tellers told investigators the suspect entered the bank Wednesday afternoon wearing a dress, a turtle-neck sweater and a wig. According to police, the suspect presented a note demanding cash and threatening to shoot the bank employees but did not display a gun. After being handed an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect fled the bank on foot.

Police said Buckson is suspected in four other bank robberies in Delaware and Pennsylvania committed by a culprit in women's clothing. They said Delaware State Police also connected Buckson to heists at eight convenience stores in Elkton, Md., New Castle County, Del., and Chester County, Pa.


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