Police: Bank robbers who crashed getaway car in Franklin Twp. taken into custody
FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, Pa. —
Two people were arrested after police said they robbed a bank in West View and led them on a manhunt in the North Hills of Pittsburgh Wednesday.
Investigators said the men robbed a Fidelity Bank on Perry Highway around 4 p.m. After stealing cash from the bank, police said the men took off and led officers on a chase to Interstate 79, where they eventually crashed and caused major traffic backups.
After the crash, police said, the men got out of the vehicle and attempted to flee on foot. Mario Robinson, of New Castle was arrested shortly after the crash, officers said.
Police later arrested Regan Pierre, of New Kensington, on Kathleen Court in Franklin Township. Investigators said they were tipped off by a neighbor who reportedly discovered the man hiding behind a shed.
Police told Channel 11's Cara Sapida that Pierre cried while he was driven to the Ross Township police department and told officers that his friend "made him do it."
According to the criminal complaint, Pierre had $687 on him when he was arrested. The complaint said the Regan told police that he had the cash because he had just cashed a Social Security check.
"He wouldn't be the first person who got caught robbing a bank that said he just cashed a check or just got paid," said Sgt. Ben Dripps.
Both men are facing several charges including robbery and reckless endangerment.