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 – robbed the Sovereign Bank in Emmaus Thursday morning with a silver handgun.
At a 3:30 p.m. press conference, Emmaus Chief of Police David A. Faust 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 Meadows at Indian Creek apartment complex behind the Sovereign Bank and across from Emmaus High School.
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.