We drove down Germantown Pike this morning and the Plymouth Township Police were stationed in various spots with their lights on. Someone at the business we stopped at told us that there had been a bank robbery and they were told to lock their door (the door was locked when we arrived), because the suspect had fled on foot. The above photo is of two police cars in front of the Wells Fargo on Germantown across from the mall.
We actually just saw that the Colonial School District has instituted a lock-out at three of its schools due to two robberies this morning. From the district’s website:
As a precaution, Plymouth Whitemarsh High School, Plymouth Elementary School and Colonial Elementary School were under a Lock Out Tuesday morning after robberies at two local banks. The Lock Out was initiated at approximately 9:40 a.m. and was in affect for about 40 minutes. Again, this was a precautionary measure and at no time were any District students or staff in danger.
Yesterday, a reader submitted a photo of what appears to be money laying around the parking lot of the car wash on Ridge in Conshohocken. The reader reports that there was a bank robbery nearby and the money got loose.