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Sovereign Bank Robber Remains At Large

Police ended their ground search after nightfall.

Police confirmed that a man wearing a black T-shirt and gray sweatpants – with a ski mask over his face – in Emmaus Thursday morning with a silver handgun.

At a 3:30 p.m. press conference, said the suspect remains at large. The hunt for him continued until darkness fell.

Faust would not say how much money was taken fom the bank or how many employees were working at the time of the robbery.

Lt. Edgardo A. Colon, station commander of the Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville Station said while the bank robber is not believed to be a threat, people should “use common sense and proceed with caution.”

“He is not an overt threat,” Colon said. “He has not made any threats. But, you could argue that anyone who uses a gun to rob a bank is dangerous.”

Colon said that after a search of the targeted area was completed, the police would move on to “other investigative methods.”

The search area included a cornfield along Lower Macungie and Riverbend Roads that Faust said is about mile from the bank, as well as the  apartment complex behind the and across from .

Faust said that anyone with information about the robbery should call Emmaus police at 610-967-3113.

If you feel you are in a potentially dangerous situation, dial 911.

Robert Sentner July 18, 2011 at 02:11 PM
Yeah Ok Mr Stevenson, I am sure any normal person is going to go up to a person that they don't know and tell them that carrying a weapon exposed bothers them, thats gonna happen. And I am still waiting to hear what burdensome restrictive controls you are talking about. Lots of talk no substance. be specific please. And did I miss where you answered where you were when the zoning and SALDO was redone last year ??? As far as the negative comments about myself, colleagues, and township employees, My personal, business and township door is ALWAYS open to discuss anything and I have never turned an ear to anyone, and every township meeting is open to the public with lots of time set aside for public imput. I can gladly give you a list of the people I have personally helped. So if there is negative comments on the way i have handled myself please feel free to contact me anytime, I will do my best to fix anything if it is WITHIN my powers. As far as mounting an attack on you Mr. Stevenson I am just trying to bring all sides to the table. You are the one hat has criticised how the township is run, I feel it is my right to defend our community
Carl Stevenson July 18, 2011 at 02:22 PM
Rob, After this, I will not respond to off-topic attacks in this thread. 1) Carrying a weapon for self-defense is a right. It requires no explaination or apology. However, neither I nor millions of other law-abiding Americans who carry guns routinely present a threat to anyone and I am always willing to discuss the subject calmly and rationally with anyone. see http://pasdrl.org 2) I was not involved in your re-write last year. I was disabled for most of last year by a very serious accident where I broke my neck in 3 places. (excuse me :-) 3) I don't see how restricting people's rights is "defending our community" ... I believe that protecting people's rights is defending our community and that's my political philosophy (which you seem to vehemently oppose) Take further discussion to a more appropriate venue.
Robert Sentner July 18, 2011 at 02:46 PM
Sorry to hear of your unfortunate accident, but the rewrite had been going on for years, I have been involved with the township planning commission for roughly 3 or 4 years and before your election bid had never heard of you. So prior to your accident there was many ways that if you were so unhappy with the current or past zoning you could have voiced your opinion. The plannning Commission is the appointed body that makes the recomondations to the Supervisors, The Supervisors are the ones that adopt it after full review by Lehigh Valley Planning Commission. who also recomended it. I think there was alot of hard work put into this to lesson the need for interpitation, variances and retain our rural community. No needs to discus your thoughts on carrying a weapon. like I said before your "Right" comes before making people feel comfortable. Mr Stevenson quote " I don't see how restricting people's rights is "defending our community" ... I believe that protecting people's rights is defending our community and that's my political philosophy (which you seem to vehemently oppose) " Rob Sentners actual quote " You are the one hat has criticised how the township is run, I feel it is my right to defend our community" your a typical politician Mr. Stevenson, evasive, lot of promises and little to back it up. looking so forward to the debate between the 2 candidates this fall. Reply
Salisbury Resident July 18, 2011 at 03:27 PM
A smart criminal always leaves a fatal mistake. It will only take a matter of time. {Happy Tea Partier here...having faith in my local (and abroad) law enforcement officers}
Lyle Richardson July 23, 2011 at 02:11 AM
Just curious how do we know this person was a man, if could be a woman.....?????

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