UPDATE 5/2/2023 @ 2:20 p.m:

On Monday, May 1, 2023, four suspects were arrested and charged in connection with an armed bank robbery in Dunkirk, MD. According to the Criminal Investigations Bureau, Cedric Fonta Moore, Silas Moliek Moore, Jamel Anthony Brown, and Donise Sarah Blacknell, all from Washington D.C., have been charged with Armed Robbery and Possession of a Firearm During a Felony. Additional charges are pending.

The M&T Bank, located at 10090 Southern Maryland Blvd, was robbed on April 28, 2023, by four individuals who entered the bank with firearms and demanded money from the tellers. The suspects fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of money.

Police launched an immediate investigation and were able to identify the suspects using surveillance footage from the bank and nearby businesses. On May 1, detectives with the Criminal Investigations Bureau located and arrested the suspects in Washington D.C.

During the pursuit, a citizen was injured and taken to Shock Trauma for treatment. However, the individual has since been released and is now recovering at home with their family.

The police are now urging anyone with information related to this incident to come forward and assist with the ongoing investigation.

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Bureau Deputies responded to an armed bank robbery at the M&T Bank in Dunkirk, MD, on Monday, May 1, 2023, around 1:30 p.m. The preliminary investigation revealed that a male suspect approached the counter, passed the teller a note, and displayed a handgun, demanding money. The suspect fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.

According to witnesses, the suspect entered a brown Kia with no front tag and fled southbound on Rt. 4. Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Bureau located a vehicle matching the description provided by witnesses at Rt. 4 and Dares Beach Road in Prince Frederick.

The detectives initiated a traffic stop, but the suspect vehicle fled through a red light, causing several property damage accidents along northbound Rt. 4.

A pursuit ensued along Rt. 2 and Rt. 260 in Owings, where the suspect struck an uninvolved citizen’s vehicle, leaving both vehicles disabled and ending the pursuit.

Two occupants in the suspect vehicle were transported to area hospitals with minor injuries, and two additional occupants were apprehended and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center.

Unfortunately, the uninvolved citizen was flown to an area trauma center with serious injuries and remains in critical condition.

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office is seeking additional information about this incident. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective W. Wells at wayne.wells@calvertcountymd.gov or 410-535-2800 ext. 2595.

David M. Higgins II is an award-winning journalist passionate about uncovering the truth and telling compelling stories. Born in Baltimore and raised in Southern Maryland, he has lived in several East...

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