Police: Another cross-dressing robber targets York bank


No one was hurt Wednesday morning when a man dressed as a woman robbed a York Township bank, police said.

The tall, thin man was wearing a wig, dark-colored dress, a hat and glasses, and was carrying a multicolored handbag, according to York Area Regional Police.

He robbed the Northwest Savings Bank, 2220 S. Queen St., at 9:50 a.m., York Area Regional Sgt. Peter Montgomery said.

It's believed the robber fled in a gold sedan that was parked nearby at Bubba D's, which is the old Pizza Hut building, the sergeant said. The car possibly has a Florida license plate and could have damage to the passenger side, he said.

It took a little time to connect the car to the robbery, so responding officers weren't immediately given a description of the getaway vehicle, according to Montgomery. He said it appears officers drove past the car without knowing it was involved in the robbery.

"We can't verify if it was the (getaway) car or not, but we're pretty sure it was the same vehicle," he said.

It was last seen fleeing south on South Queen Street, Montgomery said.

The bank was last robbed on Sept. 15 by three Maryland men, whom officers captured less than two minutes after the robbery happened, police said.

Wednesday's incident isn't the first recent bank robbery in York County to involve a cross-dressing suspect.

Police said Karibe Beatty was dressed as a woman when he allegedly robbed the Members 1st Federal Credit Union at 2145 White Street in West Manchester Township on Sept. 3, according to police. He outfit included dark sunglasses and a wig, police said.

Beatty, 22, of York City, remains in York County Prison.

Anyone with information about Wednesday's robbery is asked to call Officer Michael Zinn at (717) 741-1259.

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