Police: West York bank robber was a wanted sexual predator


A drifter who also was a wanted child sexual predator told police he robbed a West York bank Monday because he just got out of prison and was trying to survive, according to charging documents.

For now, Scott Evan Vosburgh doesn't have to worry about his next meal or keeping a roof over his head. York County Prison will provide those essentials.

Vosburgh, 28, originally from the Bethlehem area, is charged with robbery of a financial institution, theft and receiving stolen property. He is being committed to York County Prison on $200,000 bail, according to court records.

West York Police said he robbed the M&T Bank at 1401 W. Market St. at 3:13 p.m.

Vosburgh handed a teller a note saying, "Don't touch no buttons and (no one) get hurt. Give me all $100 $50 $20 out of your drawer," according to his charging documents. He didn't show a weapon or threaten to have one, police said.

Vosburgh ran off after the teller gave him $1,980 cash, documents state.

Seen hiding: A nearby witness overheard the bank robber's description broadcast over a police scanner and flagged down officers after seeing a man fitting the description trying to hide in yards and shrubs near the Viking Athletic Association in the 300 block of North Adams Street, police said.

Tipped off that the robber had jumped into a Dumpster, officers from West York and West Manchester Township surrounded the Dumpster and arrested Vosburgh, according to charging documents.

He was arrested 20 minutes after the robbery was first reported, police said.

Officers then found a brown paper bag nearby, police said. Inside was all the stolen cash and the robbery note, documents state.

Vosburgh confessed during questioning, telling investigators he'd just been released from jail "and was trying to get some money to help himself survive," documents state.

Sexual predator: He also has an outstanding arrest warrant from Lehigh County, accusing him of failing to register as a sexual offender.

Pennsylvania's online Megan's Law registry states Vosburgh is a sexually violent predator and a "transient" who "absconded" from Lehigh County.

He was convicted in 2007 of indecently assaulting a victim who was less than 13 years old at the time, according to the registry.

Vosburgh was sentenced in May 2013 to 18 to 36 months in prison by a Carbon County judge after he pleaded guilty to violating his Megan's Law registration requirements, according to court records.

It is unclear if Vosburgh has retained an attorney.

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