- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 11, 2010

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County police say a man wearing a burqa has robbed a bank in Silver Spring.

Police say 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.” A burqa is garment worn by Muslim women that generally covers the face and body. He also wore jeans and tan boots.

Authorities say the man showed a gun and demanded money. He took an undetermined amount of money and fled.

Police say 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.


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