5:30 p.m. update:
The man who allegedly robbed a bank Thursday in Warrington Township is facing charges in three other bank robberies, according to police.
Alexis Laskowski admitted to robbing banks in Boiling Springs and Mount Holly Springs between Feb. 27 and March 18, Pennsylvania State Police said in a news release.
On Thursday, police executed a search warrant at Laskowski's parents' home in Cumberland County. They found evidence, including "pink-stained clothing" connected to the robbery of an M&T Bank in Mount Holly Springs, police said.
State Police in Carlisle are charging Laskowski with three counts of robbery and three counts of theft by unlawful taking.
Laskowski also admitted to a bank robbery in Dover on April 14, according to the news release.
State police are tempering their praise for a 51-year-old Wellsville woman who intentionally drove her pickup into a bank robber's vehicle, warning it's best not to put oneself in harm's way to stop a criminal.
But they said there's little doubt her actions led to a speedy arrest of alleged robber Alexis Laskowski, 38, of Mount Holly Springs.
The woman was inside the PNC Bank at 3405 Rosstown Road in Warrington Township when it was robbed at 9:49 a.m. Thursday and got into her pickup to give chase, police said.
As the alleged robber attempted to drive his SUV from the nearby Lions Club parking lot where he had staged it, the woman "rammed" her pickup truck into his SUV, damaging both vehicles, said state police spokesman Trooper Robert Hicks.
Laskowski backed out and took off with an undisclosed amount of money, but the SUV only made it about a quarter-mile up Old York Road before a damaged wheel made it undrivable, Hicks said.
He abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot, but state police aviation and officers from a few area departments were able to establish a perimeter around the wooded area where he fled, Hicks said.
By 10:30 a.m., the robber was apprehended at Yeager and Lisburn roads in the township, Hicks said.
"It's probably safe to say it was because of her ramming his car, that's what disabled his vehicle," said Hicks, adding it's hard not to tell people to intervene when the result is a capture. "Obviously there isn't any way to reconcile it. Her actions were courageous and helped apprehend him ... but we would prefer people call 911 and let us handle it. That's what we do ... keep people safe."
Hicks said the woman's name is not being released. He said neither she nor the robber, who did not use a weapon in the robbery, were injured — minus a possible bruising of alleged robber's ego.
The trooper said the woman will not be charged for deliberately crashing her truck. He's not sure whether insurance will cover the intentional ramming.
"I would say that would all depend on your insurance company," he said.
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