The holdup was reported at 2:52 p.m., police said. A man entered the bank and gave a teller a note stating he had a bomb, police said.
The man took an undisclosed amount of cash and fled the scene in a green or blue Toyota Yaris with Maryland registration 1AH2856, police said.
When police arrived, they established a perimeter and told school officials, police said. School buses were required to take alternate routes, police said.
Frederick Street was closed north and south of the bank, and two neighboring banks, PNC and BB&T were evacuated, police said. A state police bomb-detection dog, an FBI special agent and the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office searched inside the Frederick County Bank and outside all three banks, but found no bomb, police said.
The man was between 5 feet 6 inches and 5 feet 9 inches tall with a thin build and dark complexion, police said. He was wearing a gray or tan ball cap with black rimmed sunglasses on the bill, a long-sleeved gray Ravens T-shirt, dark trousers and white sneakers, police said.
Anyone with information about the incident may call Sgt. Brad Brown of the Maryland State Police at 301-600-4179.