Police: Springettsbury bank robber said he had bomb

Christopher Dornblaser, 505-5436/@YDDornblaser
  • Police say a man robbed a Springettsbury Township bank by threatening that he had a bomb.
  • Anyone with information is asked to call police at 717-757-3525.

Springettsbury Township Police are investigating a bank robbery in which the suspect told the bank teller he had a bomb, according to a release from the department.

Police say  about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, a man walked into the Citizen's Bank at 2990 E. Market St. and told the teller he had a bomb. He demanded money and was given an undisclosed amount.

After that, police say the robber approached a customer inside and demanded her car keys.

The man left the lot in the customer's 2014 Honda Civic, which was found later by a state police trooper in the parking lot of the Haines Acres Shopping Center, on Haines Road, unoccupied, police said.

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A K-9 officer from the York County Sheriff's Office also searched the area for the suspect, but he was not located, according to police. 

Both the car and the bank were checked for explosives, and none were found. 

The  robber is described as a white man, wearing a dark-colored knit hat and a light-colored jacket with a dark-colored insert.

Anyone with information on the incident or the suspect is asked to call Springettsbury Township Police at 717-757-3525 or the York County Crime Stoppers at 755-TIPS.

— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at cdornblaser@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @YDDornblaser.

Police say the man seen in this surveillance photo during a bank robbery on Wednesday is Shannon Steckbeck. Photo courtesy  of Springettsbury Township Police Department.