A 45-year-old man is in custody after allegedly robbing a bank in western Pennsylvania, according to law enforcement authorities. The man faces charges for robbing the S&T Bank in Armagh, which is located in Indiana County. According to witnesses, the suspect robbed the bank at knifepoint in the morning hours. The police believe that the suspect may also be responsible for robbing the First National Bank of Cresson the following day. Indeed, a witness at the second robbery managed to take down the suspect's license plate number. The license plate traced back to a car owned by the suspect's mother. The man has not yet been charged with the robbery of the Cresson bank.
According to the criminal complaint filed against the suspect, the man stated to law enforcement that he robbed the first bank because he was destitute and suicidal. The suspect stated he acted out of desperation because he lacked money to purchase food for his children. He added that he took steps to kill himself the day before he allegedly robbed the S&T Bank. He apparently also told law enforcement officers that he cried as he drove home from the first bank robbery.
No one was injured in either of the bank robberies. In each robbery, the suspect left with an undisclosed amount of money. Although additional charges are expected, the suspect faces Police: Pa. suspect says he cried after bank heist", September 13, 2013