Police have identified as a Rockville man as the suspect behind a pair of PNC Bank robberies last week after the man was caught after attempting a third PNC Bank robbery in D.C.

Police say Leonard Forrest, 47, of the 11300 block of Schuylkill Road in Rockville, was arrested on Dec. 6 by Metropolitan Police after committing his third bank robbery in a week at a PNC Bank in the District.

Detectives determined Forrest was the same man who committed the Dec. 2 robbery at a PNC Bank inside the Giant Food store at Montrose Crossing Shopping Center and the Dec. 4 robbery at the location in the Wildwood Shopping Center.

Police obtained a search warrant of Forrest’s house and said they found “numerous items of evidentiary value” that linked him to the bank robberies in Bethesda and North Bethesda.

Forrest is now in custody in D.C. An arrest warrant in Montgomery County will be served upon his return, police said.

In both Montgomery County robberies, police said Forrest entered the bank, approached the teller and presented a note demanding money. Police said Forrest implied that he was armed during the Giant Food robbery on Dec. 2. The suspect got an undisclosed amount of cash in both robberies.


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