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M&T Bank near Chambersburg hit for third time

August 22, 2008

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - For the third time in recent weeks, the M&T Bank branch at 1750 Philadelphia Ave. was held up Friday morning, according to a Pennsylvania State Police press release.

The armed robbery was called in at 10:37 a.m., police said. Two masked men, one armed with a handgun, entered the bank and demanded all of the cash from the tellers, police said.

They last were seen fleeing on foot toward an alley behind the bank, but police said they might have gotten away in a dark late 1980s or early 1990s Lincoln four-door vehicle.

Both men were described as black or Hispanic and wearing white baseball caps, dark bandannas over their faces and white long-sleeve shirts, police said. One was about 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighed between 160 and 170 pounds, while the other was 5 feet 4 inches to 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighed between 170 and 180 pounds, police said.

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The shorter man wore dark pants, while the other wore blue jeans, police said.

The same bank branch was held up July 28 and Aug. 2, according to earlier police reports.

Charles M. Konefsky, 50, of 5275 Lockaber Ave., was charged with robbery and theft in the July 28 holdup of the bank, police said. About $3,000 in cash was recovered from his home when he was arrested earlier this month, police said.

The bank was robbed again Saturday, Aug. 2. In that incident, the robber was described as white with a thin build. Police have not announced any arrests in that case.


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