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Penn National Bank in Hanover Township robbed

Published On: Jan 09 2014 03:32:43 PM CST
Updated On: Jan 09 2014 04:53:00 PM CST
Hanover Twp bank robber pix
HANOVER TWP., Pa. -

A Northampton County bank was robbed late Thursday morning -- only minutes before another robbery occurred in another bank in Lehigh County.

A male in his 20s or early 30s entered National Penn Bank at 2400 Schoenersville Road in Hanover Township at 11:22 p.m. Thursday.

Wearing dark sunglasses and two hooded jackets, the suspect did not display a weapon, but handed a teller a note written on notebook paper. The note stated he had a gun and demanded $100 and $50 bills, with no dye packs, police said.

The teller handed the robber the money, which he put into a white envelope he brought with him. The man then fled the bank on foot, heading south.

Colonial Regional Police searched the area with the assistance of Bethlehem police and Pennsylvania State Police. A police dog from the Bethlehem Township Police Department attempted to track the robber.

The suspect was described as 5-foot-6-inches tall, weighing 160 pounds, with a mustache and thin beard.  He was wearing a black, zip-up jacket with the hood up. A second black hood was under the first. He was wearing light blue jeans, dark sneakers and light gray gloves.

At 11:35 a.m. Thursday, another robbery occurred at the Santander Bank in Emmaus.

That robber, who also fled on foot, soon was captured.

Anyone with information about the robbery should contact Colonial Regional Police at 610-861-4820. Callers may remain anonymous.