Police arrested a Bowie woman who they said used a gun to rob the PNC Bank in Crofton on Wednesday.
According to a statement, police responded Wednesday at 11:12 a.m. to the PNC Bank located in the 1100 block of Route 3 North in Crofton for an armed robbery in progress.
Officers learned a female suspect, later identifed as Alexandria Mary Miller of Bowie, approached the teller, implied she had a handgun and demanded money. The teller handed over an undisclosed amount of cash and the suspect fled in her SUV.
Several officers from other jurisdictions helped search for Miller. At 11:24 a.m., a Crofton officer and a Prince George’s County officer located a suspect in the parking lot at Sacred Heart Church at 16501 Annapolis Rd. in Bowie. Police said Miller refused to exit her vehicle and officers followed the car from Bowie along Route 450 towards Annapolis.
At the intersection of Crownsville Road and Route 450, Anne Arundel County officers safely deployed stop sticks and disabled the suspect’s vehicle, according to the statement. The vehicle eventually came to a safe stop on the right shoulder of Route 50 West, on the ramp leading to I-97 North at approximately 11:40 a.m.
Police said Miller attempted to flee on foot but was immediately apprehended by officers with assistance from a K-9 unit. The suspect sustained a minor bite from the K-9 and was transported to the hospital for treatment.
According to an online case search, Miller, 40, of the 8000 block of Red Farm Lane in Bowie, was charged with armed robbery, robbery, theft of $1,000 to under $10,000, first-degree assault, second-degree assault and reckless endangerment.
No one else was injured during the incident. Police said a booking photo is not being released due to the ongoing investigation.