WASHINGTON — A Takoma Park, Maryland man is charged with three counts of armed robbery after allegedly robbing three banks using a fake, foil-wrapped bomb.
Montgomery County police say DNA evidence left at the scene led to the arrest of Morris Kenneth Thweatt, 46.
During each robbery, police said Thweatt passed a note to a bank teller saying he had a bomb and would show a foil-wrapped device.
The trick worked at two Capitol One branches and a Bank of America earlier this summer.
Police charged him in connection with the following bank robberies:
Thweatt was arrested at his home July 25, according to a news release.
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