Emmaus Bank Robbery Suspect in Custody

An arrest has been made in an armed robbery at the Santander Bank at 1215 Chestnut St. Thursday morning, according to the Lehigh County District Attorney's Office.

An arrest has been made in connection with an armed bank robbery in Emmaus Thursday morning, according to a press release from the Lehigh County District Attorney's Office.  

The robbery happened at 11:35 a.m. at the Santander Bank at 1215 Chestnut St. when a single person entered the bank and fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash, the release says.

The alleged robber was apprehended a short time later near the intersection of Cedar Crest Boulevard and Pine Street, according to the DA's office. 

No injuries have been reported.

The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Emmaus Police Department at 610-967-3113.

Emmaus Police were assisted by the Macungie Police Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Pennsylvania State Police, Salisbury Township Police Department, the Lehigh County Drug Task Force, the Lehigh County Sheriff’s Department and the Emmaus Police Department K-9 Unit.

John Fox January 09, 2014 at 03:59 PM
He fled on food? No wonder they caught him! Was it a pizza or a sandwich?
Lets Get Real January 10, 2014 at 08:18 AM
THANK YOU EMMAUS POLICE! Keep up the good work. Stories like this is what make me proud to live in Emmaus Borough. Congrats!
David January 10, 2014 at 05:30 PM
Let's also thank the officers from the other departments who responded. From what I understand the robber was actually caught by an officer from Macungie. Good example of how all of the area departments work together.
Gary Cordner January 11, 2014 at 01:25 PM
Agree with David, my impression is that area PDs work very well together. I'm told the apprehension was made by Chief Ed Harry of Macungie PD.


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