A Maryland man was cheated by his own bank teller later making a large withdrawal.
The victim was a 78-year-old man who told prosecutors he answered his door when an anonymous man pushed his way inside his home, CNN reports. The thief assaulted the man until the victim’s relative, a 57-year-old woman, happened, authorities said.
The suspect ran above and the woman called 911 from a nearby home. When deputies arrived, the thief had fled and was not found while a neighborhood search with the K-9 unit, according to the Harford County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities picked up on the teller, recognized as 19-year-old Nathan Michael Newell, following in the week at the bank and arrested him.
“As the search continued, it was discovered one of the victims had removed a large amount of cash from the bank,” a news discharge from the sheriff’s office said. “Detectives gained information naming a teller at the bank as the suspect.”
Newell has been filled with robbery, first- and third-degree theft, first- and second-degree assault and home aggression, according to the news release.
Newell was being taken at the county detention center without bond. The public defender’s office told Thursday that Newell will be allotted representation.
Both male and female residents suffered wounds. The woman was healed at the scene and the man was brought to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center with what are believed to be non-life-threatening wounds, according to the sheriff’s office.
Michael MacPherson, president, and CEO of Freedom Federal Credit Union proved Newell was an operator of the credit union.
Newell was dismissed following his arrest and MacPherson said vetting procedures while hiring Newell met all standards. A search of online databases revealed he faced two traffic incidents.
“We are horrified and appalled to hear of the circumstances that led to the assault and injury of a longtime part of our credit union,” MacPherson said in a report. “Our thoughts go out to him, and his parents, during this difficult time.”