The man who robbed a Quakertown area bank Saturday used a menacingly-worded note to threaten a teller into compliance, according to police who are investigating the robbery, which occurred at the Univest Bank and Trust at 1950 John Fries Highway in Milford Township shortly after 9 a.m.
In a post published on the Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers website Wednesday, police said the note the man handed a bank teller said he was robbing the bank and instructed her to place the money from her drawer in an envelope he provided.
The note stated that he had a bomb and a gun, police said, and that if she activated any alarms, “you all die.”
After the man was handed money by the teller, police said he fled the bank on foot, running to the parking lot of an adjacent hotel where it is believed he had a vehicle parked.
Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the man, who they say is white, in his mid-to-late 50s, approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall, 210 pounds and of an average build.
The man is also described as having short hair and “facial hair described as being unshaven/stubble that was dark in color with possible gray patches.”
At the time of the robbery police say he was wearing a grey Under Armour hoodie, blue jeans, black shoes and a black baseball-style cap.
Anyone with information about the suspect or the robbery is asked to contacting Trooper Cleveland at the Pennsylvania State Police’s Dublin barracks by calling 215-766-5030.
Tips can also be provided anonymously by calling Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers at 1-800-4PA-TIPS (8477) or submitting a tip online. Tipsters could be eligible for a cash reward.
Police did not indicate how much money the suspect allegedly took from the bank.
The bank branch that was robbed is located several miles west of Quakertown, near the Rt. 663 interchange on the Pennsylvania Turnpike’s Northeast Extension.