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Officers foil bank robber's getaway in Lancaster

Jonathan McFadden
jmcfadden@heraldonline.com
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Kevin Cole

LANCASTER An alleged robber walked into a Lancaster bank Wednesday afternoon, presented a note to a teller saying he had a gun and walked out with a loot of cash only to run into two police officers who were already staked outside, police say.

At about 1:30 p.m., police were alerted to a possible armed robbery at the Wells Fargo branch at the intersection of Main Street and Woodland Drive, said Lancaster Police Capt. Scott Grant.

Grant said he and another detective were in their cars outside the bank on their way back to the police station when they got the call.

As soon as the robber, identified as Kevin Herman Cole, walked out of the bank and to his car, the officers were able to apprehend him and take him into custody, Grant said. Cole, 40, did not carry a mask.

He has been charged with entering a bank with the intent to steal, a felony carrying a maximum 30 years in prison.

Police are still investigating whether the suspect actually carried a gun.

No injuries were reported.

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