Man in Burqa Robs Washington, D.C.-Area Bank

August 12, 2010 - 5:28 PM
Police say man wearing burqa robs Md. bank

A woman wearing a burqa in Belgium in 2010. (AP photo).

Silver Spring, Md. - Montgomery County police said a man wearing a burqa robbed a bank in Silver Spring. Police said the man who robbed a TD Bank branch on Briggs Chaney Road about 4:20 p.m. Tuesday was wearing a "long black burqa over his face." He also wore jeans and tan boots.
 
Authorities said the man showed a gun and demanded money. He took an undetermined amount of money and fled.
 
Police said the man spoke with what they described as "a Middle Eastern accent." They say a silver car, possibly a Chevrolet, was seen leaving the scene.
 
The FBI also is helping with the investigation.