A Bank Customer Made a Large Withdrawal, Then a Teller Went to Their Home to Rob Them

Nathan Michael Newell, 19, forced his way into the customer's home and assaulted a 78-year-old man who answered the door

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A Maryland bank customer made a large withdrawal. Then a teller from their bank came to their home and forced his way inside in an attempted robbery, police said.

Nathan Michael Newell, 19, of Bel Air, about 27 miles northeast of Baltimore, was arrested at his job on Wednesday and faces charges of home invasion, robbery, burglary and assault, NBC News reports.

The Harford County Sheriff's Office said that on Nov. 11 around 8:30 p.m. Newell rang the doorbell at a home in Bel Air and "immediately began assaulting" a 78-year-old man who answered the door. A woman, 57, who was in the home intervened, authorities said in a press release posted on Facebook.

"At that time, the suspect ran upstairs, and the second resident ran to a nearby home to call 911," the sheriff's office said.

Newell fled the home before officers arrived, but was taken into custody days later.

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