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Southwestern Regional Police Department
Monday May 8th, 2017 :: 03:26 p.m. EDT


Spring Grove Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested

An arrest was made on April 25, 2017 at 0530 AM for the bank robbery that occurred at the M&T Bank, 33 Roth’s Church RD., Spring Grove, PA . The robbery occurred on January 19, 2017.
Arrested was Travis Jerome Jones, 46 YOA, of the 300 blk. of East Market St., Marietta, PA. He was charged with the following Federal offenses and was indicted by a Federal Grand Jury on May 3, 2017.

1. Title 18, § 2113 (a) and 2113 (b) - Armed Bank Robbery
2. Title 18, § 924(c)(1)(A) - Use of a Firearm During and in Relation to a Crime of Violence
3. Title 18, § 922(g)(1) and 924 (a)(2) - Felon in Possession of a Firearm

This case was slow to develop due to little initial information about the suspect. Fortunately the case was assisted by excellent witness information regarding a description of the suspect’s vehicle. Southwestern Officers also had excellent cooperation from area businesses that provided a great deal of video footage that proved beneficial. In addition, phone records eventually showed that Jones was the suspect in this case.

Southwestern Regional Officers, working with FBI agents, obtained Federal arrest warrants and a search warrant of the suspect’s residence in Marietta, Lancaster County. In the early hours of April 25, 2017, multiple law enforcement agencies went to the suspect’s home and arrested him without incident. In addition, key pieces of evidence were located within the property of the suspect. The suspect is currently incarcerated in the Dauphin County Prison, Harrisburg, PA

Additional agencies that greatly enhanced this investigation were County Detectives from the Lancaster County District Attorneys Office and the Susquehanna Regional Police Department.

PREVIOUS RELEASE FROM JANUARY 19, 2017-----------------------

On 01/19/17 at approximately 2:10 P.M. an armed robbery occurred at the Spring Grove M and T Bank, 33 Roths Church Road. The white male suspect displayed a black colored semi-automatic handgun. He was wearing an old man costume mask and a black colored beanie hat, a black hooded sweatshirt, black snow pants, and black work boots.

The suspect fled the area in a late 1990s to early 2000s Ford Ranger extended cab truck that was fire engine red in color. The windows had dark tint and a split style rear window on the cab. The wheels are brushed aluminum with after market oversized tires. Also observed were black colored running boards. The right side running board has an unknown type yellow sticker displayed.

No physical injuries were suffered during the armed robbery.

Anyone with information regarding the robbery is asked to contact the Southwestern Regional Police Department, 717 225-1333.

Southwestern Regional Police Department
6115 Thoman Dr
Spring Grove, PA 17362

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Non-emergencies: 717-225-1333

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