(Harford County, MD – February 24, 2009) – Harford County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested Andrew David Piche, 22, of the 300 block of Franklin Street, Bel Air, MD in connection with the Harford Bank Robbery that occurred on February 9, 2009 and the Sovereign Bank Robbery that occurred on February 20, 2009.
On February 9, 2009 at approximately 11:30 a.m., deputies responded to the Harford Bank located in the 2900 block of Emmorton Road, Abingdon, MD for a reported robbery. A white male entered the bank and approached the teller, passing a note and stating he had a gun. The teller complied with the demands and the suspect left with an undisclosed amount of money and was lastseen fleeing on foot towards the rear of the bank. The suspect was described as approximately 5’11” tall, medium build and appeared to be in his twenties.
On February 20, 2009 at approximately 3:45 p.m., deputies responded to the Sovereign Bank located in the 1800 block of Emmorton Road, Bel Air, MD for a reported robbery. A white male entered the bank and approached the teller, passing a note and stating he had two guns. The teller complied with the demands and the suspect left with an undisclosed amount of money and was lastseen fleeing on foot. The suspect was described as approximately 6’ 00” tall with a medium build and appeared to be in his early to mid twenties. He was wearing an Orioles baseball cap, and a red Old Navy hooded sweatshirt with a front zipper. He had a shaved head and “chin strap” facial hair.
Through an investigation and acting on a tip from a deputy at the Detention Center, detectives from the Sheriff’s Office and Maryland State Police determined Piche was involved in both robberies. Piche was eventually located at a home in Jarrettsville where he was arrested without incident. Piche later admitted to committing both robberies.
Piche was transported to the Harford County Detention Center for processing and has been charged with two counts of armed robbery, two counts of possession of a handgun in commission of a felony and two counts of theft over $500.00. He is being held in lieu of $500,000 bond. A bond review is scheduled for Wednesday February 25, 2009.