Suspect in PNC/Chester Robbery

The Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office says it has a suspect in the recent robbery of the PNC Bank in Chester. Investigators say fingerprints left at the crime scene led to the arrest of Joseph James Hawkins of Frederick. The robbery began when a male wearing a dark-colored hooded jacket and a baseball hat entered the bank and handed a note to the teller, fleeing with more than $1,000. No weapon was shown, and no injuries occurred. Hopkins, currently in custody in West Virginia, is awaiting an extradition hearing to return to Maryland. He is suspected in several other bank robberies in Frederick and Littlestown, PA.

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