A man fought off a would-be robber outside of a bank in Perry County on Monday morning. Two men have been arrested in connection to the crime. It happened along the 200 block of Market Street in Newport Borough.The victim was standing outside of the bank when a man approached him, pulled out a gun and demanded money, state police said.
The victim fought back and the suspect took off empty-handed.
The robber got into a getaway vehicle and took off.
Troopers arrested James Edward Rider Jr., of Newport, and have identified him as the driver of the getaway vehicle.
The suspect who held the victim at gunpoint has also been arrested and taken to Perry County Prison on unrelated charges. Troopers are not releasing his identity until the robbery charges are filed.