Butler Township Police are investigating a Tuesday afternoon bank robbery. The robbery happened around 4 pm at the National Penn Bank on S. Hunter Highway in Drums. A masked suspect entered the bank, vaulted the teller counter and stole an undisclosed amount of money

The suspect is believed to be a white male, 6’1” to 6’3” feet tall, slim build, 175 – 190 pounds, wearing black jogging pants, a black Under Armour zip up hoodie with red trim, black sneakers with white soles and laces.

The suspect exited the bank and fled in a beige metallic 2007 Honda Civic which was last seen traveling east on E. Butler Drive toward Freeland.

There were 6 people inside the bank at the time of the robbery, none of which were injured. The suspect did not display a weapon during the incident.

Butler Township Police are requesting that anyone who observed the suspect or vehicle prior to or following the robbery to contact township police at (570) 788-4111 or Luzerne County 911. (20140930M0011/bb/wjf)

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Released- 10/01/2014 3:40 am (rev 1)

Released by: Cpl. William J. Feissner            

Police press releases detailing a Tuesday night shooting and miscellaneous news releases.


  Butler Township Police are issuing a warning and requesting information concerning a distraction burglary.  The incident occurred around 4:45 pm Tuesday (9/2/2014) afternoon in the 1200 block of St Johns Road.  2 suspects lured 2 neighbors out of their residence and began to talk with them about their property lines and tree trimming. 

One of the suspects slipped way and buglarized the residence of an 85 year old victim, stealing cash and jewlery.  The suspects also communicated in a foreign language using a portable radio.  The suspects were both described as Hispanic males, who were casually dressed.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police.  Residents are urged to be alert for suspicious activity and to lock their doors when leaving the residence, even for a short time.