2020 | Police & Fire

UPDATED: Bank robbery was among crimes in downtown Bethesda over the weekend

Man 'implied' he had a gun, left with cash


This story was updated at 11 a.m. Nov. 30, 2020, to include more information about a reported bank robbery in Bethesda.

A bank robbery was among the crimes police investigated in downtown Bethesda over the weekend.

At about 12:34 p.m. on Saturday, police responded to a reported robbery at TD Bank at 8001 Wisconsin Ave., according to Rebecca Innocenti, a Montgomery County police spokeswoman.

In an email on Monday morning, Innocenti wrote that a man walked into the bank, “implied he had a gun” and demanded money. He fled after obtaining “an undisclosed amount of cash,” Innocenti wrote.

No arrests had been made in connection with the bank robbery as of Monday morning.

Another crime happened at about 1 a.m. Saturday, as a group of four boys walked on East West Highway, near Montgomery Avenue.

Four men approached the boys and demanded their “property,” Innocenti wrote in an email. The men stole items from the children and drove away, she wrote.

No additional information was available Monday morning.

At about 10:40 p.m. Friday, some people were walking near the intersection of Wisconsin and Cordell Avenues. As they crossed the street, a woman driving by honked her horn and yelled at the group, Innocenti wrote.

The woman eventually got out of her car and began swinging what the group described as a “box cutter type of knife.” The knife “poked” a 21-year-old man in the back, and the woman fled the scene, Innocenti wrote. The man declined medical treatment at the scene.

No additional information was available Monday morning.