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Man arrested for forcing woman to withdraw money from Odenton bank, police said

Posted at 9:37 AM, Oct 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-31 09:37:19-04

A man was arrested after threatening a woman to withdraw money from her account at a bank in Odenton, Anne Arundel County Police said.

Tuesday, police were called to the M&T Bank at 1531 Blair Drive at 3:15 p.m. by a bank employee who said a man was trying to force a woman to withdraw money from her account.

The first officer on the scene engaged the man and asked for his identity. He then fled from the bank, but was caught a short distance away.

Police spoke with the woman he was allegedly pressuring and she confirmed he threatened "bodily harm" to her and her children if she didn't go to the bank with him and withdraw money, police said. 

The 32-year-old suspect, Jermaine Anthony Ricks, of the 8100 block of Meade Village Road in Severn, was arrested and charged with robbery, false imprisonment, extortion under $1,000, theft under $1,500, and resisting arrest.