Bank Robbery in Franklin County

A manhunt for a bank robbery suspect in Franklin County.  Pennsylvania State Police say at around 12:15 Thursday afternoon a man wearing dark glasses walked into the M&T Bank branch along the 1700 block of Lincoln Way East in Chambersburg and demanded money from a bank teller.  The man placed a package on the teller’s counter and made reference to a bomb.

After getting some cash, the man fled out the front door and crossed Route 30.  No one inside the bank was injured. Some nearby schools were placed on lockdown while the search for the bandit was underway.  Route 30 was closed in both directions for about 45 minutes while a PSP bomb squad secured the package.  It turned out to be harmless.

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PSP released a surveillance photo of the suspect. He is a man in his late 20’s or early 30’s, about six-foot tall. He was wearing a black ski coat, glasses, scarf, gloves and blue jeans. Anyone with information on the robbery is asked to contact PSP Chambersburg at (717) 264-5161 or Franklin County Crime Solvers at (717) 263-3000.

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