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UPDATE: Suspect Arrested in Ocean Pines Bank Robbery

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A photo of the suspect believed to have robbed the BB&T Bank on Race Track Road in Ocean Pines. (Photo: Worcester County Sheriff's Office) A photo of the suspect believed to have robbed the BB&T Bank on Race Track Road in Ocean Pines. (Photo: Worcester County Sheriff's Office)
Police say the BB&T Bank in Ocean Pines was robbed Friday afternoon. (Photo: WBOC) Police say the BB&T Bank in Ocean Pines was robbed Friday afternoon. (Photo: WBOC)
(Photo: Worcester County Sheriff's Office) (Photo: Worcester County Sheriff's Office)
Jeff V. Hare, 52, Ocean Pines Jeff V. Hare, 52, Ocean Pines
OCEAN PINES, Md -  Maryland State Police and Worcester County Sheriff's Deputies have arrested a 52-year-old man for a robbery at the BB&T Bank in Ocean Pines Friday afternoon.

Police say a man walked into the bank on Racetrack Road around 1:30 p.m. Friday. They say he displayed a handgun and demanded money from the tellers. Police say the suspect retrieved money from one of the tellers and took a purse from another bank employee containing the employee's car keys. 

Police say the suspect fled in the employee's car before abandoning the vehicle in the Ocean Pines Area.

The Worcester County Bureau of Investigations says around 6:30 p.m., after the robbery was reported on WBOC, they received a tip from a concerned citizen about a possible suspect in the bank robbery. Members of WCBI and Worcester Criminal Enforcement team, Maryland State Police and the Worcester County Sheriff's Office went to two houses in Ocean Pines attempting to locate the suspect. 

He was described as Jeff V. Hare, 52, of Ocean Pines. Police located Hare and questioned him about his whereabouts earlier in the day. Based on his interview, police executed a search warrant. WCBI located evidence on Hare, at his residence and his vehicle that supported probable cause of him committing the bank robbery. 

Hare was arrested and charged with armed robbery, felony theft, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, first degree assault, theft of a motor vehicle, reckless endangerment and MDOP over $500. 

The Sheriff's Office says several schools in the area, including Showell Elementary School were placed on lockdown Friday afternoon out of caution. They were all dismissed on time under supervision of deputies posted at the schools.




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