Suspect in East Prospect bank robbery arrested

Sean Philip Cotter
  • Police say Andrew Ishman robbed an East Prospect bank last year.
  • Marshals tracked him down in Lancaster.

U.S. Marshals and local law enforcement tracked down a man on Thursday who they say robbed an East Prospect bank at gunpoint last year.

Marshals tracked down Andrew Ishman, 30, of Lancaster, at a family member's house in his home city around 12:30 p.m., according to a news release.

The marshals say they were "immediately confronted by members of Ishman's family," but that the alleged robber surrendered to them without incident.

They also arrested his 31-year-old brother Dennis Ishman on an active warrant for simple assault, the release states. The elder Ishman brother has previously been charged with a range of crimes in both York and Lancaster counties, pleading guilty to charges including robbery and simple assault, according to online court records.

The marshals, who were assisted by Lancaster City Police, turned Andrew Ishman over to the York County Sheriff's Department to be arraigned, the release states. York County Prison's records department said he was not at the jail Thursday evening.

Police say he robbed what was then the Susquehanna Bank at 1 S. Main St. in East Prospect on April 24, 2015, according to the release. The release states he walked into the bank, which is now a BB&T branch, with his face covered by a mask and pointed a gun at the employees.

They handed over an undisclosed amount of money, and he left, according to the release.

State police filed charges of robbery, illegal possession of a firearm and other crimes against Ishman Jan. 12.

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— Reach Sean Cotter