The St. Mary’s sheriff’s office is headquartered at the county’s governmental campus in Leonardtown.

The St. Mary’s sheriff’s office is headquartered at the county’s governmental campus in Leonardtown.

Ted William Taylor Sr. was arrested on Wednesday after police identified him as a suspect in a robbery that occurred on Tuesday afternoon.

Court documents allege that Taylor, of no fixed address, approached Karin Kless in the parking lot of McDonald's in California as she was putting her grandchildren in the back seat of her car. Taylor then allegedly attempted to enter her vehicle through the driver's side door, which was locked, and attempted to reach for her purse through the driver's side window.

The charges state that Taylor then said, “Give you your money, I need money for the bus,” to Kless, who handed him $1. Taylor then allegedly fled on foot.

Police identified Taylor from several recent interactions he had with law enforcement, and the encounter was caught on surveillance footage from McDonalds, according to police. He is currently being held without bond in the St. Mary's County Detention Center.

Police seeking information on bank robbery suspect

The sheriff's office is seeking information in regards to a bank robbery that occurred Friday, Aug. 2. According to the sheriff's office, an unknown man entered the SunTrust Bank in California, indicated that he had a weapon and demanded money. After a duress alarm was set off, the suspect fled on foot toward the Target store.

According to the St. Mary's sheriff's office, the suspect was wearing “a dark jacket or hooded sweatshirt” at the time.

Anyone who may have witnessed this incident is encouraged to contact Detective Austin Schultz at 301-475-4200, ext. *1953, or by email at Austin.Schultz@stmarysmd.com. Tips can be submitted anonymously by contacting Crime Solvers at 301-475-3333, or texting “TIP239” plus their message to “CRIMES” (274637).

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