Bank robbery in Myerstown similar to holdups in Chester County, police say

MYERSTOWN, Pa. - Police on Monday released a more detailed description of a man who robbed a bank in Lebanon County last week, saying the holdup is similar to recent robberies in Chester County.

The holdup happened at 9:40 a.m. on July 16 at the Northwest Savings Bank, 1 W. Main Ave., in Myerstown.

The robber handed a teller a note demanding money and then fled with an undetermined amount of cash. He was last seen running northeast on Railroad Street, wearing black pants, a white t-shirt and a black bandana tied around his head. 

The robber was described as a white man, standing between 5 feet, 6 inches and 5 feet, 10 inches tall with a thin to medium build, possible acne scars and tattoos on both arms. He may be driving a "sporty" type black, older model vehicle.

Police said they are investigating similarities between the robbery in Myerstown and recent holdups in Berks, Chester and Northampton counties. 

Lebanon County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the robber's arrest and conviction. Anyone with information is asked to contact state police at Jonestown at 717-865-2194 or Lebanon County Crime Stoppers at 717-270-9800.

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