Police said this man robbed the Metro Bank on Arsenal Road in Manchester Twp. on Thurday, July 31, 2014. He is also suspected of robbing a bank in Hanover
Police said this man robbed the Metro Bank on Arsenal Road in Manchester Twp. on Thurday, July 31, 2014. He is also suspected of robbing a bank in Hanover the day before, and robbing a West Manheim Twp. bank in June.

FRIDAY UPDATE:

Hanover Police said a $1,000 reward is being offered for information that helps them solve Wednesday's robbery at the PNC Bank.

REPORTED EARLIER:

No one was hurt Thursday morning when a text-happy man in a purple Baltimore Ravens shirt robbed a Manchester Township bank, police said.

It happened at 10:08 a.m. at the Metro Bank, 55 Arsenal Road, according to Northern York County Regional Police.

The robber did not display a weapon, and texted on his cellphone the entire time he was in the bank, Northern Regional Lt. David Lash said.

He handed a note to a teller demanding cash, then fled the bank on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash, according to Lash. The robber threatened to harm people if his demands weren't met, Lash said.

Police said this man robbed a PNC Bank in Hanover Borough on July 30, 2014.
Police said this man robbed a PNC Bank in Hanover Borough on July 30, 2014.

The lieutenant said it appears the robber is the same man who robbed a bank in Hanover on Wednesday and a West Manheim Township bank in June.

He may be driving a green Ford Explorer with Maryland plates, Lash said.

Hanover robbery: Hanover Police said the man walked into the PNC Bank at 880 Carlisle St. in the borough shortly before 3:15 p.m. Wednesday and handed a teller a note demanding cash. He fled after getting cash, police said.

In both bank robberies, the suspect wore a camouflage baseball cap, police said.

Hanover Police said the cap had the word "Hoyt" across the front. They said the robber wore blue sweatpants with white stripes down the sides, an aqua T-shirt and white sneakers. His pants appeared to be torn and have white paint splatter on them, police said.


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The robber could be between 5-feet-8 and 6 feet tall and weigh between 180 and 200 pounds, police said.

Lash said the Metro Bank robber was about 6 feet tall with a medium build and was in his mid to late 20s.

Pierced tongue: In West Manheim Township, a man robbed the Santander Bank branch at 1700 Baltimore Pike on June 27. Township police said the suspect had a tongue piercing.

Police said this man robbed a Santander Bank in West Manheim Twp. on June 27, 2014.
Police said this man robbed a Santander Bank in West Manheim Twp. on June 27, 2014.

Anyone with information on the Manchester Township robbery is asked to call Northern Regional Police at (717) 292-3647 or leave a tip online at nycrpd.org. Anyone with information on the Hanover robbery is asked to call borough police at (717) 637-5575, or call 911.

Or simply call 911, police said.

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