Police said this man is believed to have robbed nine banks in two states, including one in northern York County.
Police said this man is believed to have robbed nine banks in two states, including one in northern York County.

Police are searching for a man believed to have committed a spree of bank robberies in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, including one in York County.

The unidentified man is believed to be responsible for nine bank robberies since November 2013, according to a news release from Columbia Police in Lancaster County.

Police said the man robbed the Fulton Bank in the 800 block of Route 15 in Carroll Township outside Dillsburg about 12:50 p.m. Jan. 23.

He handed a teller a note demanding cash, but didn't display a weapon, Carroll Township Police have said.

No one was hurt, and the robber fled after getting an undisclosed amount of cash.

His M.O. has been the same in the other eight robberies, police said, and he takes back his note before fleeing.

This is a surveillance photo of the man who robbed the Fulton Bank outside Dillsburg on Jan. 23. He is believed to be behind eight other bank robberies.
This is a surveillance photo of the man who robbed the Fulton Bank outside Dillsburg on Jan. 23. He is believed to be behind eight other bank robberies.

Getaway truck: The robber makes his getaway in a silver or gray late-model GMC Sierra or Chevrolet Silverado with four doors. He uses stolen license plates on the truck to avoid detection, according to police.

His spree began in November 2013. Since then, the man has robbed banks in Fogelsville, Allentown, Lancaster, Columbia, Tannersville, Wyomissing and Logan Township, N.J., police said.

The most recent robbery happened April 4 at the Union Community Bank on Lancaster Avenue in Columbia, borough police said.

Police said the same man also might be responsible for bank robberies in Maryland, Delaware and New York.

His description: He is thin, white, between 30 and 50 years old, about 5-feet-10, with brown hair, short facial hair and glasses.

During the Carroll Township robbery, he wore aviator-style sunglasses, a light blue dress shirt and a dark Carhartt-type jacket, police said.

Anyone with information on the robber's identity or whereabouts can call 911. Or call Columbia Police Detective Matt Leddy at (717) 684-7735, ext. 7210, or Carroll Township Police at (717) 432-3317.

— Reach Liz Evans Scolforo at levans@yorkdispatch.com.


Police said a man wanted for a two-state bank robbery spree makes his getaway in this truck.
Police said a man wanted for a two-state bank robbery spree makes his getaway in this truck.