CARLISLE — Police continue to investigate two bank robberies that occurred within a week of each other in the borough, saying they may be related.
Carlisle Police Lt. Stephen Latshaw said Monday that investigators are following up leads and looking into the incident that occurred at Members 1st Credit Union, 814 W. High St., at 1:56 p.m. Friday.
Police said a masked man entered the bank, demanded money and threatened that he had a weapon, though no weapon was displayed. The man ran off with an undisclosed amount of cash, police said. He was last seen running toward the area of Pomfret and Glendale streets.
No injuries were reported.
The suspect is described as a black man, 5-foot-7, wearing light-colored pants, gray gloves and a gray hooded jacket.
Dickinson College sent out a notification to students and staff saying the man who robbed the credit union is believed to have fled south toward Belvedere Street in a burgundy-colored sedan.
Police say this might be the same suspect from an incident on Dec. 31 at the PNC Bank branch on Noble Boulevard, because descriptions in both incidents are similar.
In the PNC incident, the suspect entered the bank a 8:56 a.m., implied he had a gun but did not display one, and then ran out with an undetermined amount of cash, heading toward CVS on South West Street.
The suspect was described as black, about 5-foot-7, wearing a hooded sweatshirt and possibly a mask, police said.
Police continue to investigate both incidents, and anyone with information regarding either robbery is asked to contact police at 717-243-5252.