UPDATE: Suspect identified in Garrett County bank robberies


UPDATE: The suspect has been identified as Charles Gibson Jr, 57, of Pennsylvania.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Gibson. When Gibson is captured he will be charged with two counts of robbery, two counts of robbery with dangerous weapon and two counts of theft less than $1,000.

According to our sister-station, WTRF, Gibson also robbed Unified Bank in Bridgeport, Ohio. 

Maryland and Pennsylvania State Police are searching for a suspect for two armed bank robberies this morning in Garrett County.

The police describe the suspect as a white man, wearing a dark colored jacket over a hooded sweatshirt, a dark hat and dark framed glasses. The suspect is believed to have been operating a blue Kia Forte.

Shortly before 10 a.m. today, troopers from the McHenry Barrack responded to an armed robbery call from the First United Bank, in the 800 block of First Avenue, in Friendsville, Md. 

About one hour later, troopers responded to a call for an armed robbery at the M&T Bank, in the 100 block of Main St., in Grantsville, Md. 

Interviews with victims and photos from both banks indicate the same suspect was involved.

According to witness statements, the suspect entered the banks and presented employees with a note that indicated he had a gun. No weapon was observed and no one was injured.

The investigation is ongoing. 

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