3 in custody after chase that shut down I-270

ROCKVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) -- Montgomery County Police say they have three male suspects in custody after a police chase that closed Interstate 270 in Rockville.

They were caught 1 and 1/2 miles north of the split, say police.

Both sides of Interstate 270 have reopened.

Montgomery County police say the suspects robbed the Wells Fargo Bank located at 404 Kings Farm Boulevard just after 10:02 a.m. Tuesday.

The suspects went into the bank, displayed handguns and left with an undisclosed amount of money. They left the bank in a silver Kia SUV. The suspects were caught in the car on I-270 south. The cash they had stolen was recovered from a dump truck which was driving adjacent to their car, police said. The suspects had thrown the money into the dump truck after they found out that Police had located them.

The three suspects have been identified as follows:

  • Earl Michael Kenney, age 55, of the 1500 block of Rollins Avenue in Capital Heights, Md.
  • Michael Anthony Heard, age 40, of the 2700 block of Martin Luther King Boulevard in Washington, D.C.
  • Ricko Damon Ford, age 20, of the 1900 block of Rochell Avenue in Forestville, Md.

Kenney and Heard have been charged with one count of armed robbery and one count of using a firearm in the commission of a violent felony. Ford has been charged with one count of armed robbery and one count of conspiracy to commit armed robbery.


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