OCEAN CITY POLICE BEAT / Ex-con Tyrone Pierce left a little bit of himself at scene of bank robbery
OCEAN CITY, MD – Detectives of the Ocean City Police Department report that they have arrested and charged the suspect believed to have committed the August 2016 bank robbery that took place at a Bank of Ocean City location.
On August 24, 2016, Ocean City police responded to the Bank of Ocean City, located at 12109 Coastal Highway which has since closed, for a report of an armed robbery. Detectives of the OCPD Criminal Investigation Division Major Crimes Unit also responded to investigate the incident. Through investigation, detectives learned that the suspect stole an undisclosed amount of U.S. Currency from the bank before fleeing.
Crime Scene Technicians processed the scene and submitted evidence to the Maryland State Police Crime
Lab. On January 23, 2017, detectives received word from the crime lab that the DNA profile of Tyrone D. Pierce (also known as Tyrone S. Sabr), 59, of Ocean City, MD, was located on scene. Pierce’s DNA sample was collected in 2001 after he was convicted of a bank robbery in Wicomico County, MD.
Pierce’s DNA sample was collected in 2001 after he was convicted of a bank robbery in Wicomico County, MD.
On January 26, 2017, Ocean City Police reports that detectives located Pierce at his residence on Coastal Highway and he was arrested without incident. Ocean City detectives have charged Pierce with armed robbery, theft of less than $10,000, illegal possession of a firearm, and use of a firearm in the commission of a violent crime. He was seen by a Maryland District Court Commissioner and transferred to the Worcester County Jail where he is being held without bond.