Police activity Thursday in Greencastle unrelated to bank robbery

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot
Troopers Quinn and Suchko from the Chambersburg barracks were on the scene, at a lot between Taco Bell and Subway investigating a white van.

Heads turned in the Greencastle area around noon Thursday when Pennsylvania State Police cruisers were seen in a parking lot off John Wayne Drive, a day after a nearby bank was robbed at gunpoint. Thursday’s police activity ended up being an investigation into a stolen vehicle.

Troopers Quinn and Suchko from the Chambersburg barracks were on the scene, at a lot between Taco Bell and Subway investigating a white van. A Pennsylvania State Police forensics unit was also on the scene, making three police vehicles at the site.

Nerves are on edge in the Greencastle-Antrim area after the M&T Bank on East Baltimore Street was robbed by a gun-toting man just after 11 a.m. Wednesday. M&T Bank is just on the other side of Interstate 81 from the police activity Thursday. Rumors spread quickly of possible reasons for the police presence.

There were no injuries in the bank robbery. Authorities have not reported any progress in finding the suspect. A search that included the K9 officer following the robbery spread into a wooded and residential area behind the bank. The public school campus, just to the south, was locked down for a couple of hours following the robbery.

Police have released a security camera image of the robber. He is described as white in his 20s. He was wearing a red hooded sweatshirt, ball cap and sun glasses during the robbery.