York City man charged in West York bank robbery

Jason Addy
York Dispatch

A York City man accused of robbing a West York bank on Saturday morning remains locked up, with police not buying his alibi. 

Austin Andrew Darnell Carr, 23, of 308 N. West St., was arrested minutes after police received reports of a robbery at the M&T Bank at 1401 W. Market St., according to charging documents.

Austin Andrew Darnell Carr

Police found a "large sum of money" and a small handgun while searching Carr in the parking lot of the Turkey Hill Minit Market on Roosevelt Avenue, but Carr told them a man ran by a few minutes earlier and threw the loot and firearm at him, documents state.  

Carr is charged with two felony counts of robbery and two misdemeanor counts each of theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property, according to charging documents. 

Surveillance video taken about 10:45 a.m. Saturday at the bank shows a man matching Carr’s description displaying a handgun to two bank employees, who gave the man $1,597 from the registers, documents state.

‘Running an errand’: After selling marijuana to a former co-worker on Friday night, Carr had him return Saturday morning to give him a ride “to run an errand,” documents state. Once in the vehicle, Carr allegedly told Kent O’Donley to drive to West York and park in the 1300 block of West Philadelphia Street.

Several minutes after Carr got out of the vehicle, he “came running back to the car ‘all out of breath,’” and said “we can go,” O’Donley told police, according to court documents.

O’Donley, 28, said he then drove Carr to the Roosevelt Avenue convenience store to pick up a few items. While they were inside, the cashier commented to O’Donley about the police officers standing outside, documents state.

After getting back into the vehicle, Carr and O’Donley were pulled out by police at gunpoint, according to court documents. 

During an interview with West York Borough Police, Carr said he had O’Donley drop him off Saturday morning at a friend’s house on West Philadelphia Street. 

Documents state Carr told police that when he left his friend’s house, a man ran by him and threw a baseball hat that contained the money and the gun police found on Carr after he was arrested.

After hearing Carr’s account, West York Police Detective Michael Mendez ended the interview and confirmed that O’Donley did not see another man walk by as he waited for Carr to return to his vehicle, the detective wrote in the charging documents.

Carr is being held in York County Prison, unable to post his $25,000 bail, according to online court documents. 

O’Donley faces four misdemeanor charges for possession of marijuana and suboxone and related paraphernalia, documents state. He posted $20,000 bail, according to documents.