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Police Say Second Suspect Involved In Upper Makefield Bank Robbery


Credit: Upper Makefield police

An early December bank robbery in Upper Makefield involved two suspects – the robber and a getaway driver, police said Friday.

The first suspect – a 5-foot-8 white man who wore a tan windbreaker with a black stripe on the sides, polarized sunglasses, a nylon camo face mask, dark jeans, and gray shoes with a white sole – walked into the First National Bank and Trust Company of Newtown branch at 1121 General Washington Memorial Boulevard around 9:48 a.m. on Thursday, December 6. He  displayed a gun and demanded cash from the teller, police said.

On Friday, police announced additional surveillance footage reviewed shows a second suspect in what appeared to be an early 2000s Ford Taurus. The suspect in the car waited nearby to pick up the robber. The car, which displayed a front plate and had a spoiler, was last seen headed southbound on Taylorsville Road towards I-295 in Lower Makefield.

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

Credit: Upper Makefield police


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Tom Sofield

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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