Police: Hallam man robbed bank in W. Manchester Walmart

  • Police say a Hallam man robbed a bank inside of a Walmart Tuesday night.
  • Keith Reinecker is charged with robbery.
  • He remains in York County Prison in lieu of $50,000 bail.

A Hallam man robbed a bank inside the West Manchester Township Walmart, according to police.

West Manchester Township Police say Keith Reinecker handed the teller a note that said "kindly put all the 50's and 100's in a bag from the register," and took off with money on Tuesday, Nov. 7.

He was arrested shortly after the robbery, charging documents state.

Reinecker, 38, of the 400 block of Buttonwood Lane, is charged with robbery.

Keith Reinecker

Allegations: Police say Reinecker went to the Woodforest National Bank inside Walmart at 1000 Town Center Drive about 7 p.m.

While inside, he approached two employees as they were getting ready to close and asked if there was still time to make a transaction, documents state.

He then handed over the note and told them he had a weapon, though he never displayed it, according to police. 

The employee put the money in a Woodforest bag and handed it to him, because he was afraid that Reinecker had a weapon, court documents state.

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Surveillance: Police responded to the Walmart, looked through surveillance footage of the incident, and were able to send out screenshots of the suspect to other officers, police said.

Not long after, a West Manchester Township officer located Reinecker, who matched the suspect in the photo, according to charging documents.

Police chased him on foot briefly before taking him into custody near the Fulton Bank, police said.

After Reinecker's arrest, police found the bank bag with the money in it, as well as the hand-written note, documents allege.

Reinecker was arrested and did not say anything following his arrest, according to police.

He was arraigned on the charges at central booking Wednesday, Nov. 8, and sent to York County Prison in lieu of $50,000 bail.

Reinecker does not have an attorney listed.

His preliminary hearing is scheduled for Dec. 18 at District Judge Keith Albright's office.

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