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Leechburg bank robbed for 2nd time in 10 days


LEECHBURG, Pa. - For the second time in 10 days, the Farmers & Merchants Bank branch in Leechburg has been robbed, according to police.

Authorities said officers were called to the bank on Market St. just after 1 p.m. Friday.

According to Channel 11’s news exchange partners at the Valley News Dispatch, there was a constable inside the bank at the time and he chased the robber.

Police said the man jumped into a white box van with the words “Hite Electric” on it and a Pennsylvania license plate “YMT-9534.”

The vehicle was believed to be headed toward Etna.

The bank was robbed July 31 by a man in his mid-50s.

Investigators said there is a chance the same person robbed the bank both times.

Stick with Channel 11 News and as details continue to develop.