Would-Be Bank Robber Shot and Killed by Police in Silver Spring Was Suspected in Another Bank Robbery - NBC4 Washington

Would-Be Bank Robber Shot and Killed by Police in Silver Spring Was Suspected in Another Bank Robbery

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Police Kill Would-Be Bank Robber in Silver Spring

    Police shot and killed a man on Wednesday after he tried, and failed, to rob a bank in Silver Spring. News4's Meagan Fitzgerald reports.

    (Published Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019)

    A man who tried to rob a Maryland bank before a police officer shot and killed him also is suspected of robbing a different bank last month, police said.

    The Montgomery County Police Department on Thursday identified 31-year-old Mikyas Mehary Tegegne as the suspect in Wednesday's attempted robbery of a BB&T bank in Silver Spring. Police said Officer Christopher LaPointe shot him.

    Tegegne told a bank manager he had a bomb in his backpack and showed a handgun before fleeing without any cash, police said. The officer confronted him in a nearby parking garage and shot him, according to authorities.

    Investigators believe Tegegne also robbed a Sandy Spring Bank branch in Silver Spring on Dec. 24, the department said.

    Armed Bank Robbery Reported in Silver Spring; Suspect Shot

    Armed Bank Robbery Reported in Silver Spring; Suspect Shot

    An armed bank robbery was reported in Silver Spring Wednesday morning. A suspect was shot. News4's Meagan Fitzgerald reports live on the scene soon after the alleged crime. 

    (Published Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019)

    LaPointe has been placed on administrative leave.

    Watch NBC4 and get the latest news anytime, anywhere. Check here for TV listings.