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YORK, PA. -- Police say the suspect in several bank robberies in the area is also the suspect who stole a car this morning in Cumberland County and crashed into a house in York City this afternoon. Lower Allen Township Police say Scott Tilden stole a Volkswagen Golf at the Gulf Station in the 1500 Block of Cedar Cliff Dr. around 10:51 a.m. The car was left running at the gas pumps. The car owner tried to stop the suspect by reaching through the open driver’s window and grabbing the suspect. But police say Tilden dragged the car's owner until he fell off. The owner suffered injuries to his knees and elbows.

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Police knew Tilden as the suspect in several bank robberies in Central Pennsylvania. Upper Allen Township Police found the vehicle a short time later and began a short pursuit.

Rockne NewellThe pursuit broke off in Monroe Township. Mechanicsburg Police again found the vehicle on East Main Street and trailed behind it in traffic. Upper Allen Police again picked up the vehicle on South Market Street and pursued it into York County.
State Police in York later found the vehicle. The vehicle was finally stopped and Tilden was arrested when it crashed into a building near the City of York.

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Tilden faces two counts of Robbery and Theft of a Vehicle from Lower Allen Township Police.
Other charges from other agencies may be forthcoming as well.
Anyone with information on this case is asked to call Lower Allen Township Police at 717-238-9676. Or, you may contact Cumberland County Crime Stoppers at 1-855-628-8477, or by email at contact@cumberlandcrimestoppers.net