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Former employee charged with trying to rob Silver Spring bank

Man was arrested at airport after being out of the country

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A former employee tried to rob a bank in Silver Spring bank, then left the country, according to Montgomery County police. He was arrested at an airport when he returned to the United States.

Christopher Conde, 25, of Northwest Washington, D.C., went into the Chase Bank at 8435 Georgia Ave. around 5 p.m. on July 1, police said in a press release. Conde demanded money, stole an undisclosed amount and fled.

Detectives identified Conde as the suspect and determined that he used to work at the bank, police said. He recently left the country.

Police obtained a warrant on July 15 for Conde’s arrest, charging him with armed robbery and first-degree assault, police said. Conde was arrested on the warrant the next day at Reagan National Airport, when he returned.

After executing warrants, authorities found stolen money, a black replica handgun and clothing Conde was wearing during the robbery, police said.

Conde is due in Montgomery County District Court on Aug. 13, according to state court records. His attorney, Kathleen Dolan, declined to comment to Bethesda Beat.

Dan Schere can be reached at daniel.schere@bethesdamagazine.com