Alleged Bank Robber Donning Eye Patch Arrested

A man who donned a memorable eye patch during an armed robbery of a bank earlier this month has been arrested, police say.

The robbery was reported around 10 a.m. April 8 at a Bank of America just down the street from an Upper Marlboro courthouse. The suspect, identified as 46-year-old Melvin R. King of southwest D.C., displayed a handgun and demanded cash from a teller, then fled the scene.

He was arrested April 22 and charged in connection with that robbery, though police say additional charges may be pending.

Earlier this month, police told News4 the man responsible for the Bank of America robbery may have also robbed a Radio Shack and a 7-Eleven on Livingston Road the day before. He also allegedly robbed a nearby Aldi Foods store on April 3 around 8:15 p.m. Police believe the man is also responsible for a robbery at the Maxway in the 4200 block of Branch Avenue at about 9 p.m. March 28.

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