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2 men charged in armed bank robbery

COLUMBIA, Md. (WUSA9) -- Two men face multiple charges after an armed bank robbery in Columbia this past weekend.

Howard County police say 23-year-old Calvin Abney in Oxon Hill and 28-year-old Richard Abney of Capitol Heights are charged with armed robbery, robbery, assault, theft, reckless endangerment, auto theft and a handgun violation following the robbery at the PNC Bank.

Police say one man walked into the bank in the 10400 block of Little Patuxent Parkway at approximately 9:50 a.m. He had a handgun and announced a robbery. A bank employee gave him cash and he fled, say police. Police say a second man was acting as a lookout and both men took off in a stolen vehicle.

Officers arrived in the area and searched until 10:20 a.m. when police say they found both suspects in a wooded area behind River Meadows Drive.

Both suspects are being held at the Howard County Detention Center on $750,000 bond.