By Lucas Wood
HAZLETON, Pa. -- Hazleton Police are investigating a bank robbery that occurred at the Community Bank, located at 540 Broad Street on Friday, September 29th, shortly after 11 o'clock in the morning.
A photograph of the suspect wanted for this crime was released by Police this afternoon.
Anyone with information on the identity or whereabouts of the suspect are asked to contact the Hazleton Police Department through 911, 570-459-4942, department's website at www.hazletonpolice.com (Submit a Tip) or from any cellular telephone by texting the word mytips (No Separation) to 274637 (CRIMES).
"All calls will be confidential in this matter."
UPDATE 10/29 -- 10:30 PM -- MAN ARRESTED
The Hazleton Police Department began investigating a bank robbery that occurred at the Community Bank located at 540 Broad Street.
On September 29, 2017, at approximately 1105AM, an individual passed a threatening note to the bank teller and fled with an amount of US currency.
A photograph of the suspect wanted for this crime was obtained and Hazleton City Police (Patrol, Detective Bureau and Narcotics), with the assistance of Butler Township Police, quickly identified a residence frequented by the suspect.
Based on the information and investigation, Hazleton police surveilled the location and were able to obtain a photograph of a vehicle being utilized and driven by the suspect identified as Robbee Gundry wearing the same clothing(Shirt) as in the photograph.
The vehicle was identified as a light green, Nissan Altima, PA Registration HBS-8945.
Based on the information and investigation, Hazleton Police through the Luzerne County Communication Center issued a BOLO “Be on the Lookout," for the vehicle and notified NJ, NY and PA in searching for the vehicle.
At approximately, 8:00 PM, Kingston Borough Police, Officer’s J. Bevilaqua and M. Haley identified the vehicle driven erratically by Gundry on Wyoming and Pringle Street in Kingston Borough where the vehicle crashed into the wall of a gas station.
Gundry who appeared to be intoxicated spit in one of the officer’s face and resisted arrest, but was overcome by the officers and placed in custody in the same clothing (Shirt) as in the above photographs.
At approximately 1000PM, Hazleton City Police Detective David Rodick and Cpl. Mario Howey responded to Kingston Borough to take custody of Gundry and are presently in the process of transporting him back to Hazleton Police Headquarters for processing.
Charges in Hazleton are being filed on a criminal complaint for Robbery, Theft by Unlawful Taking and Receiving Stolen Property.
Upon completion, Gundry will be transported to LCCF pending overnight arraignment.
“Social media, a tenacious investigation and the coordination between law enforcement unleashed the power of the many, which led to the arrest and capture of this dangerous individual.”