Baltimore County Police say they have charged Melvin McDougald, 54, of the 4500 block of Northwood Drive, 21239 in Sunday’s robbery of PNC Bank. He is charged with armed robbery, robbery, 1st degree assault, theft, and use of a firearm in the commission of a robbery.
McDougald entered the PNC Bank located inside Giant Food store at 6340 York Road just after 1 p.m., police said. He displayed a handgun and a note demanding money to the teller. He was given an undisclosed amount of cash and fled the scene. Towson patrol officers, robbery detectives and members of the FBI Violent Crime Task Force responded at the scene. They determined that the suspect was driving a black GMC Yukon and they disseminated that information across the county precincts, police said.
Patrol officers canvassing the area located the possible suspect vehicle and attempted to make a traffic stop. The vehicle fled from police through Baltimore County and into Carroll County, whose officers also assisted in the pursuit until the suspect led police back into Baltimore County, police said.
McDougald finally disabled the front right tire of the Yukon, bringing the pursuit to an end at Reisterstown Road and McDonogh Road, police said. The FBI Violent Crime Task Force aided County officers on the ground and Maryland State Police Trooper 1 was on hand to assist in the air during the apprehension of McDougald.
McDougald was taken into custody without incident. The gun and cash were recovered inside his vehicle. He is currently being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center, police said, pending a bail review hearing Tuesday.