Muhlenberg Township Police Investigate Armed Robbery at Riverview Bank

The Muhlenberg Township Police Department (MTPD) is investigating an armed bank robbery that occurred at the Riverview Bank located at 4930 N. 5th St. Hwy. within Muhlenberg Township. The incident took place on 23 January 2019 at approx. 2:30 PM. The armed, male actor was described as follows: a white or light skinned Hispanic male, approx. 6’3” to 6’6” tall with a medium build. He was wearing a maroon colored hooded sweatshirt, with the hood up; gray sweatpants; black boots; black gloves; and a black cloth that covered the lower portion of his face. The actor display a black colored pistol and was left handed. He was carrying a red and black gym bag. He spoke without an accent and repeatedly asked where all of the employees were. The male fled the bank on foot, but later entered a black, 2016 to 2018, Dodge Charger RT Max. No registration information was available.

Anyone with information pertaining to this bank robbery incident or can identify the suspect is asked to submit an anonymous tip to Crime Alert Berks County. Cash rewards are available up to $10,000 if the tip leads to an arrest. Anonymous tips may be submitted by either calling 1(877) 373-9913, downloading the ALERTBERKS app on your mobile device, or by using your mobile phone to text tips to 847411 and typing ALERTBERKS + your tip. Additional information may be found at alertberks.org or contact Muhlenberg Township police Detective Chris Jones Ph/ 610-929-2717 ext. 224 or email at: cjones@muhlenbergtwp.com.

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Reference incident number 66-19-01088.

Crime Details

  • Offense: Armed Bank Robbery
  • Suspect: Male
  • Time/Date: January 23rd, 2:30pm
  • Location: 4930 N. 5th St. Highway
  • Victim: Riverview Bank
  • Items Taken: n/a
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