Annapolis police arrest suspected driver of Wells Fargo bank robbery – Capital Gazette

After following the trail of a rental car used in a bank robbery, Annapolis Police Department detectives arrested a man early Thursday who they believe helped another man walk away from the heist.

Police have yet to identify the man they say passed a note Wednesday afternoon to a bank teller, demanding cash and just over $400, according to the charging documents filed. against Pedro Unseld Nguyen, a 38-year-old Annapolis resident who they believe led the robber away from the scene.

Nguyen is being held at the Jennifer Road Detention Center in lieu of $100,000 bond, court records show. He faces charges of robbery and larceny as well as complicity in a crime.

The man who robbed the Wells Fargo on Bay Ridge Road was wearing a ski mask and ‘quickly fled the area in a waiting vehicle,’ Annapolis Police Captain Amy Miguez said during a a weekly update from the department on Friday. The suspect neither showed a weapon nor suggested he had one, police said in Nguyen’s charging documents.

Nguyen had dropped off the robbery suspect on Georgetown Road just before the incident and drove to a boating supply store across the street, staying there briefly before returning to the bank area, according to charging documents.

Police then located the rental car driving down Bay Ridge Road early Thursday morning and found Nguyen, who was “immediately identifiable as the driver” of the robbery, sitting in the rear passenger seat, according to the charging documents. They did not say who else was in the vehicle.

“The investigation into this incident is ongoing, but it was a great job by everyone working as a team,” Miguez said.

Nguyen is scheduled for a preliminary hearing in Annapolis District Court on June 15. He is represented by the Office of the Public Defender.