'They Are Going To Shoot My Daddy,' Child Screams In Attempted Robbery: Annapolis Police


The Annapolis Police Department said a man was assaulted and nearly shot during an attempted bank robbery last Wednesday. A city police car is pictured above on a different day. (Jacob Baumgart/Patch)

ANNAPOLIS, MD - A child screamed "They are going to shoot my daddy!" during a recent attempted robbery at an Annapolis bank, officers said.

Authorities said the attempted robbery and assault happened last Wednesday around 3:37 p.m. at an undisclosed bank in the 2000 block of Somerville Road. 

The victim reported that three unknown suspects approached him and demanded cash, police said.

A press release said the victim told officers that one suspect hit him with a handgun, causing him to fall to the ground.

Authorities said one suspect then fired at him but missed, the victim reported.

That's when the child entered the bank screaming, police said.

Officers said the victim entered the bank moments later as the suspects drove away in a red crossover vehicle.

The victim was taken to an undisclosed hospital with an upper torso injury, authorities said.

The Annapolis Police Department said it searched the area but couldn't find the suspects. Officers are still investigating.

Anybody with information can call officers at 410-268-4141. Tipsters can stay anonymous by dialing 410-280-CLUE (410-280-2583).

The Metro Crime Stoppers of Maryland offered up to a $2,000 cash reward for information that leads to an arrest or an indictment on felony charges. The Metro Crime Stoppers is a non-police organization that collects tips and shares them with detectives.

Informants can anonymously contact the Metro Crime Stoppers by calling 1-866-7LOCKUP (1-866-756-2587), visiting metrocrimestoppers.org or using the P3 Tips mobile application.

This map shows the area where officers said the attempted robbery happened.

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Annapolis appears to be a hotbed of crime. Really sketchy details about this incident. Hope Anthony Brown is on the job for this one. This victim and his child were in mortal danger from thugs trying to rob them in front of a bank, sure there had to be cameras that filmed all of this. Those bank cameras had to pick up a license plate, you would think.

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