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National Penn Bank in Cumru robbed at gunpoint; 2 men sought

Pair sought in armed robbery of bank in Cumru

CUMRU TWP., Pa. - Police are trying to track down two men in the armed robbery of a bank in Berks County.

The holdup, captured by surveillance cameras, was reported at 1:57 p.m. Thursday at the National Penn Bank, 2246 Lancaster Pike, in Cumru Township.

One of the men went inside first and asked for information about opening an account, said police, adding that he was followed by the second man, who was asked by a teller if he needed assistance. He, police said, pulled a handgun from his waist and replied, "Yea, but give me all the money!"

They then fled south on Route 222 in a red, four-door vehicle with tinted windows, emergency dispatchers said.

The robber with the gun was described as a black man between the ages of 20 and 30, standing approximately 5 feet, 9 inches tall with an average build, short, dark hair and a mustache. He was wearing a dark-colored long-sleeve sweatshirt.

The other robber was a light-skinned Hispanic man in his early 20s, standing approximately 5 feet, 4 inches tall with an average build and very short hair. He was wearing a dark-colored sweatshirt with red stripes on the sleeves.

Anyone with information about the holdup is asked to call Crime Alert Berks County at 877-373-9913. A cash reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information that leads to an arrest.


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