From July 2010 through this month, Emmaus has had five bank robberies.
The latest happened Thursday morning when a gunman wearing a ski mask and goggles on Chestnut Street.
As of this morning, no arrests have been made, according to .
The same was robbed on July 2, 2010. And yesterday’s robbery came seven months after the on Main Street in Emmaus that involved a shoot-out with police.
In total, there were four bank robberies in Emmaus in 2010:
Yesterday’s robbery was the first bank robbery in Emmaus in 2011. But Gene Renninger, 83, who has lived in Emmaus for 20 years, said it won’t be the last.
"There is more crime, and there will be more and more,” he said. “There are too many people out of work. It's going to get worse."
Is it that simple? Are these bank robberies a sign of the times?