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Wanted: Suspect in Today’s Mercersburg Bank Robbery

On November the 1st at approximately 9:45 a.m. a woman walked into the Community State Bank at 350 North Main Street in Mercersburg and approached bank tellers. She demanded that they place U.S. currency into a black bag she had brought with her.

No weapons were brandished, however, she did threaten to shoot the tellers if they did not comply with the demand. After the money was placed into her bag, the woman exited the bank and walked to her vehicle a short distance away.

Suspect Description

The woman is described as being of dark complexion, approximately 5’5″ with a medium build. She is between 30-40 years of age with dark curly hair, which possibly was a wig. The suspect also was wearing a grey hoodie sweatshirt, a medical mask, black pants, and dark sneakers with white trim.

She was seen leaving in a silver in color Chevy Sonic, driving west on Buchanan Trail (SR16).


Gregg P Davis 1926-2024

Gregg was well known as an avid outdoorsman, a passion he developed as a boy who helped provide food during the Depression.

A Fred McCleaf 1923-2024

Mr. McCleaf served in the South Pacific with the United States Navy during World War II. He owned and operated A. Fred McCleaf Plumbing & Heating most of his life.

Daily Forecast, February 24, 2024

Franklin County Forecast: In the forecast for today, we are expecting light rain, with a high of 42.03°F and a low of 27.55°F. The humidity

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