Suspects in East Pikeland bank robbery nabbed in Maryland

Heath Derizzo, Dale Mentzer arrested after bank heist in West Ocean City

Published: 1:58 PM EDT Jul 26, 2013   Updated: 6:48 PM EDT Jul 26, 2013
Heath Derizzo and Dale Mentzer

Two men arrested in Maryland are believed by police to be behind a bank robbery in Chester County, as well as several other holdups around the region.

Heath Derizzo, 36, of Harrisburg, and Dale Mentzer, 35, of Newmanstown, Lebanon Co., were arrested Wednesday night by police in the area of Salisbury, Md., after the robbery of a PNC Bank in West Ocean City earlier in the day.

Both men were committed to the Wicomico County Detention Center on charges in the Maryland bank robbery as well as for outstanding warrants in Pennsylvania, police said.

Police in Pennsylvania said both men were involved in the following robberies in Pennsylvania:

Officers executed warrants to search both the motel room where the men were staying and the vehicle they were driving in Maryland, but they did not say what evidence, if any, they found.