Police: 3 men arrested less than 2 minutes after armed bank robbery called in


It took less than two minutes from the time police were called to an armed bank robbery in York Township on Monday for officers to arrest the people believed to be involved, according to York Area Regional Police.

Two men with stockings on their heads walked into Northwest Savings Bank, 2220 S. Queen St., just before 1:30 p.m., and one brandished a pistol, according to police. They demanded money and left with an undisclosed amount, the news release from police states.

By the time the call to police from the 911 dispatchers ended, an officer had found the vehicle the men were getting away in, and arrested the three people believed to be involved — the two alleged robbers and a third man who was driving the getaway vehicle, according to police.

All told, one minute and 58 seconds elapsed between the time dispatchers relayed information to police and when officers arrested the suspected perpetrators, the release states.