CARLISLE — Carlisle Police Chief Stephen Margeson said they are investigating the possibility that a robbery of Member’s 1st Federal Credit Union Friday may be linked to a robbery at PNC Bank last week in the borough.
Carlisle Police were called to Member’s 1st in the 800 block of West High Street for a robbery call at 1:56 p.m. Friday. Police said a man had entered the credit union and demanded money, threatening that he had a weapon, but he did not display one. He got away with an undetermined amount of cash and was last seen running toward the area of Pomfret and Glendale streets.
No one was injured in the incident.
In the Friday robbery, the man was described as black and about 5-foot-7, wearing a gray hooded jacket, gray gloves and light-colored pants.
Police ask anyone who may have witnessed the incident between 1:45 and 2 p.m. Friday should call them at 717-243-5252.
The description in the latest incident closely resembles the suspect description in the robbery of PNC Bank last week on Dec. 31.
In that incident, the robbery took place in the morning — 8:56 a.m. — at the bank, located on Noble Boulevard in Carlisle. The suspect also implied he had a gun but did not display it. He then fled with an undetermined amount of cash and headed on foot toward the CVS on South West Street, police said.
The suspect was described as black, about 5-foot-7, wearing a hooded sweatshirt and possibly a mask, police said.
“We’re looking at the possibility that it could be the same guy (as in Friday’s Members 1st robbery),” Margeson said. “We can’t say that’s the case right now, but we don’t get a lot of bank robberies in the borough, and we’ve had two now in relatively short order.”