BETHEL PARK (KDKA) – A bank robbery suspect in the South Hills has been arrested, but police believe he may be tied to other hold ups as well.
According to police, the Dollar Bank in the 400 block of Mount Lebanon Boulevard in Castle Shannon was robbed around 2:40 p.m. Wednesday.
The same bank had been robbed on Oct. 13 and Nov. 10.
In all three incidents, the suspect walked in, went straight to the teller, hopped the counter and took cash.
“He was successful in the first two, although every time a criminal repeats a crime there’s another tidbit of information we can put together for our investigation,” Castle Shannon Police Chief Ken Truver said.
In Wednesday’s incident, John Boden allegedly entered the bank wearing a mask, a gray hooded sweatshirt and blue gloves.
After taking the money, he fled the scene in a white Buick. Police quickly spotted the vehicle and when they attempted to pull it over, Boden took off.
“When [police] attempted to stop this vehicle, it took off at a high rate of speed. Moments later, the white Buick was found unoccupied. A few minutes after that, the driver was found walking down main street in Bethel Park,” Bethel Park Police Chief Timothy O’Connor said.
Castle Shannon police say after tackling Boden, they found the cash on him from Wednesday’s robbery. He also confessed to all three robberies.
According to police, their preliminary findings indicate that Boden is responsible for all three robberies.
During the second robbery, Boden reportedly had a getaway driver. Castle Shannon police say they do have some leads on Boden’s accomplice.
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