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Credit union robbery investigated

October 19, 2004|by DON AINES

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police were investigating a robbery Monday at Grove Community Federal Credit Union, 11125 Bemisderfer Road.

Police said the credit union, which is at the intersection of Bemisderfer Road and Pa. 16, was robbed at about 11:15 a.m. The robber entered the building, demanded money and then fled with the cash in an unknown direction, police said.

The man was described as black with a dark complexion and about 5 feet 6 inches tall with a medium build, according to police. The report did not indicate whether the man was armed or how he was dressed.

No investigating officers could be reached for comment and a telephone message left with police was not returned.

Greencastle-Antrim School District buildings, about a mile away from where the robbery took place, were locked down for about 30 minutes while police searched the area, according to Gregory Hoover, the director of elementary education. Students were brought in from recess, the Tayamentasachta Environmental Center and other outdoor activities, he said.

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"There was some indication he fled on foot and if that was the case, he could have stumbled on our property somehow," Hoover said. "We just locked down the whole district," he said.

A parent luncheon was scheduled at the primary and elementary buildings, Hoover said. School personnel were placed at the doors to monitor those coming in, he said.

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