Search intensifies for 2 sought in bank robbery

Published: Nov 08 2013 10:34:31 PM EST   Updated On: Nov 08 2013 11:50:43 PM EST
CUMRU TWP., Pa. -

The search continues tonight for two men who robbed a bank in Cumru Township and got away.

Police are hoping surveillance pictures will be the key to cracking this case.

National Penn Bank, in the 2200 block of Lancaster Pike in Cumru Township, was the target of two bank robbers Thursday. Police say the first robber is Hispanic and in his 20s, about 5'4'' with short hair. They say he approached the teller and asked about opening an account. Police say the second robber, a black man roughly 5'9'' with facial hair, was standing in the middle of the bank lobby and was asked by a second teller if he needed help.

"He said yes and approached the counter and said give me all the money, put it up on the counter. He then reached into his waistband and pulled out a silver and black automatic handgun," said Cumru Township Police Detective Sergeant George Kuriger Jr.

After getting the money, both men fled the scene. Police are hoping these surveillance photographs are the key to catching these robbers.

"I really believe that is going to be the key in solving this case. They are clear photographs of the two suspects. Anyone who would know these individuals would be able to identify them from these photos," said Kuriger.

Police say the men took off in a dark red metallic four door sedan with chrome trim around the windows.

If you recognize the guys in those pictures call Crime Alert Berks County. The toll free number is 877-373-9913. If your tip leads to an arrest, you could get a cash reward.