Friday, February 15, 2013
Police closed intersections and surrounded Sovereign Bank in Emmaus Friday but it was apparently a false alarm.
State and local police with guns drawn surrounded Sovereign Bank at 1215 Chestnut St. in Emmaus around 1 p.m. Friday. Customers at the East Penn Plaza strip mall next to the bank say they saw police shut down all four intersections there and draw weapons outside the bank until a bank employee motioned to them, apparently indicating that everything was OK. Police then left the scene and activity at the bank returned to normal. There's no indication yet as to what prompted the response. The same Sovereign Bank was robbed at least twice in recent years. Police dogs and a state police helicopter were deployed for a manhunt after a July 2011 robbery. The bank was robbed previously on July 2, 2010.
Thursday, July 14, 2011
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 …
Police, dogs and a helicopter are searching for a suspect.
Police dogs and a search helicopter were deployed this morning for a manhunt in connection to a bank robbery at Sovereign Bank, 1215 Chestnut St, Emmaus. Police are searching for a man wearing a black T-shirt and grey sweatpants. He is suspected of robbing the bank with a silver, semi-automatic handgun. Police did not disclose how much money was taken. Reports also indicated that police and SWAT teams surrounded a cornfield along Lower Macungie and Riverbend Roads. Police acted on a call after the robbery about a white man in a black T-shirt who was seen running through the cornfield. "He did not look like a farmer," the caller said. Police also searched the Meadows at Indian Creek apartment complex behind the bank and across from Emmaus …