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Police: Banks robbed in York, Springetts; one robber said he had a grenade

Liz Evans Scolforo
717-505-5429/@LizScolforoYD

Robbers targeted banks Thursday in York City and Springettsbury Township, and police said one of them claimed to have a grenade.

York City Police said this man robbed the Fulton Bank at 30 S. George St. in Thursday, March 3, 2016. If you recognized him, you're asked to call police.

A short, thin man walked into the Fulton Bank at 30 S. George St. in York City about 11:30 a.m. and handed a teller a noted saying he had a grenade, according to York City Police.

The man — who didn't display a grenade or any other weapon — made off with an undisclosed amount of cash, police said.

He is believed to be about 5-feet-1 and slender, police said.

York City bank robber

Anyone who recognizes the robber or who has any information about the robbery is asked to call York County Crime Stoppers at (717) 755-TIPS or York City Police at (717) 846-1234. Or text a tip to "Yorktips" at 847411.

All tips can remain anonymous, and a cash reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest, police said.

Springetts case: The second robbery happened at 1:12 p.m. at the BB&T Bank, 2900 Whiteford Road, according to Springettsbury Township Police.

A middle-age man wearing a Nike baseball cap walked into the bank, demanded money and fled after getting an undisclosed amount of cash, police said.

He didn't display a weapon, police said, and no one was hurt.

The robber is about 40 years old and between 5-feet-10 and 6 feet tall, according to 911 radio transmissions.

Anyone with information about the Springettsbury robbery is asked to call township police at (717) 757-3525, or call 911.

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