Man Dressed As Female In Bank Robbery Nabbed In Baltimore

SALISBURY — The second of two men who allegedly entered a Salisbury bank dressed in women’s clothing and wigs and robbed the bank at gunpoint was arrested without incident in Baltimore early Tuesday morning.

Around 9:25 p.m. on Aug. 7, two male suspects dressed as women entered the Hebron Savings Bank in Salisbury armed with handguns and demanded money. The two suspects, who were wearing wigs and dresses, were both armed with handguns and stole an undisclosed amount of cash before fleeing the bank.

Salisbury Police responded and quickly identified the suspected getaway vehicle associated with the bank robbery. Salisbury Police officers located the vehicle in the area of South Salisbury Blvd. and Route 13 where two of the suspects were taken into custody just about 10 minutes after the bank robbery.

Tiffany Renee Russell, 38, of Salisbury, was identified as the getaway driver. A passenger in the vehicle, identified as Adrian Antwone Hill, 37, also of Salisbury, was identified as one of the suspects who entered the bank dressed in drag and robbed the tellers at gunpoint.

Russell and Hill were found in possession of evidence linking them to the bank robbery. However, a third suspect, Lamont Edward McCleary, 30, of Salisbury, whom police identified as the second suspect who entered the bank dressed as a woman and committed the robbery at gunpoint, remained at large.

After additional investigation conducted by Salisbury Police detectives, a warrant was issued for McCleary on Aug. 14, charging him with robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery, first- and second-degree assault and possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

McCleary was located in Baltimore City and was arrested by the U.S. Marshal’s Capitol Area Region Fugitive Task Force during the early morning hours on Tuesday. McCleary was taken into custody without incident and was transported to the Baltimore City Detention Center where he was awaiting an initial appearance before a Court Commissioner as of mid-week.

The investigation remains open and Salisbury Police are urging anyone with information about the armed robbery of the bank by suspects in drag to contact the department at 410-548-3165, or Crime Solvers at 410-548-1776.