Carlisle couple arrested on bank robbery, drug charges

A man and woman have been arrested for suspicion for their role in theft crimes in Cumberland County. The police arrested the pair for robbing the Susquehanna Bank near Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

The robbery occurred right before 3:00 p.m. in the 300 block of York Road. According to state police, the male suspect walked into the bank, displayed a handgun and demanded money from the tellers. Clothed in a nondescript outfit, he had covered his face and wore sunglasses. He escaped with cash from the bank.

Police conducted an investigation and concluded that the pair had previously robbed another area bank last month. The woman, 31, was also arrested for her alleged role in the robberies. Police found the pair to be in possession of heroin and cash; both individuals face charges for robbery and drug possession.

A former neighbor of the couple said she had suspicions the couple were involved in drug activity because the man is very thin and tended to be very shaky. She said she thought she recognized him as a possible drug user because of her days spent as an emergency room nurse.

Theft crimes vary in severity from misdemeanor shoplifting and possession of stolen property to felony fraud and armed robbery. Whether a defendant faces a misdemeanor or felony, theft crimes can pose very serious consequences for suspects who are found guilty. They may be sentenced to jail time and may also have to pay fines and restitution for the stolen property. A criminal defense attorney can help a defendant facing allegations of a theft crime.

Source: CBS 21 News, "Man charged with robbing the same bank twice in two weeks," Kirk Wilson, Nov. 16, 2012

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