News

Penn National Bank in Hanover Township robbed

Police seeking suspect caught on survelliance camera

HANOVER TWP., Pa. - A Northampton County bank was robbed late Thursday morning -- only minutes before another robbery occurred in another bank in Lehigh County.

A male in his 20s or early 30s entered National Penn Bank at 2400 Schoenersville Road in Hanover Township at 11:22 p.m. Thursday.

Wearing dark sunglasses and two hooded jackets, the suspect did not display a weapon, but handed a teller a note written on notebook paper. The note stated he had a gun and demanded $100 and $50 bills, with no dye packs, police said.

The teller handed the robber the money, which he put into a white envelope he brought with him. The man then fled the bank on foot, heading south.

Colonial Regional Police searched the area with the assistance of Bethlehem police and Pennsylvania State Police. A police dog from the Bethlehem Township Police Department attempted to track the robber.

The suspect was described as 5-foot-6-inches tall, weighing 160 pounds, with a mustache and thin beard.  He was wearing a black, zip-up jacket with the hood up. A second black hood was under the first. He was wearing light blue jeans, dark sneakers and light gray gloves.

At 11:35 a.m. Thursday, another robbery occurred at the Santander Bank in Emmaus.

That robber, who also fled on foot, soon was captured.

Anyone with information about the robbery should contact Colonial Regional Police at 610-861-4820. Callers may remain anonymous.


DISCLAIMER FOR COMMENTS: The views expressed by public comments are not those of this company or its affiliated companies. Please note by clicking on "Post" you acknowledge that you have read the TERMS OF USE  and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Your comments may be used on air. Be polite. Inappropriate posts or posts containing offsite links may be removed by the moderator.

Allentown, PA 18102

40°F

Overcast

TONIGHT

26°F

  • %

This Week's Circulars

Top Stories

Latest from the newsroom

More from the Newsroom