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First Niagara Bank robbed on Route 100

Published On: Dec 24 2013 06:52:21 PM EST   Updated On: Dec 05 2013 12:15:18 PM EST

Officials think same man robbed a bank in the same area last month.


Police in Lehigh County are asking for help in tracking down a bank robber.

A man has hit at least two banks in the area recently, Upper Macungie police said.

The most recent robbery happened around 3 p.m. Wednesday at the First Niagara Bank, 861 N. Route 100, near the intersection with Tilghman Street.


The robber threatened to use a weapon, but never showed one, said police, who believe the same man was also behind a holdup at the Bank of America a short distance away on Nov. 20.


The robber was described as a white man between the ages of 25 and 40, wearing a tan sport jacket over a light blue shirt, blue jeans and a blue New York Yankees baseball cap. He was last seen carrying a single strap tan satchel over his shoulder.

The robber got into a later model, silver 4-door GMC Sierra or Chevrolet Silverado full-sized pickup truck, with a factor sticker on the rear side panels that may read 'Z71' and stolen Pennsylvania license plate JKE-5651.

The truck fled west on Tilghman Street and then south on Route 100.

Anyone with information is asked to call police.