Man suspected of robbing local bank caught after crossing state lines

Man caught in Ohio after allegedly robbing local bank

ROBINSON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A man suspected of robbing a bank in Robinson Township Wednesday afternoon made it across state lines before he was caught with the help of the FBI, WTOV reported.

Montague Howard allegedly walked into the First Commonwealth Bank on Park Manor Drive about 2 p.m. wearing a ski mask, officials told WTOV. He’s accused of then showing a weapon before getting away with $8,000.

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A Robinson police officer spotted a car speeding away from the bank. Authorities were able to get a description of the robber and the car, the license plate number to which they were able to retrieve using traffic cameras, according to WTOV.

The car was registered in Wintersville, Ohio, where Howard was arrested after Wintersville police stopped his car, WTOV reported.

During a search of the car, a garbage bag containing money was found. Investigators told WTOV $8,000 was recovered, and additional evidence tied Howard to the robbery.

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