Government

Police Seek Bank Robber Who Fled On Foot


Credit: Upper Makefield police

The First National Bank and Trust Company of Newtown branch in Washington Crossing was robbed Thursday morning.

The branch at 1121 General Washington Memorial Boulevard was robbed by a man who displayed a gun and demanded cash from the teller around 9:48 a.m., Upper Makefield police said.

The suspect fled on foot and was last spotted heading toward the Washington Crossing Bridge that goes to New Jersey, police said.

The suspect was described by investigators as a white man who was about 5-foot-8. He wore a tan windbreaker with a black stripe on the sides. In addition, he donned polarized sunglasses, a nylon camo face mask, dark jeans, and gray shoes with a white sole.

Anyone with information on the robbery has been asked to contact Detective Jeff Jumper at 215-968-3020 or jjumper@uppermakefield.org.


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Tom Sofield has covered news in Bucks County for five years for both newspaper and online publications. In 2012, Tom was honored at the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association Foundation's Keystone Press Awards for his coverage of President Obama's visit to Falls Township in 2011. When he's not covering news in the area, Tom enjoys checking out the newest restaurants and bars, exploring forgotten places of industry in the area, going to local parks and spending time with his friends and family. If there's one thing you should know about Tom, he is a local news junkie through and through. Email: tom@newtownpanow.com Phone: 215-431-1001