NORRISTOWN — Police are investigating two bank robberies that occurred within an hour of each other Friday in Montgomery County.
The first took place about 4:30 p.m. at Harleysville Savings Bank, 1889 E. Ridge Pike, Upper Providence, and the second at 5:12 p.m. at Univest Bank, 4258 Township Line Road, Skippack.
According to witnesses, a man entered the rear door of the Harleysville Bank and ordered a customer to the floor, Upper Providence police reported. The man then approached two tellers, demanded money and fled the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash, police said. One of the tellers gave the man a dye pack, which was seen to explode as he left the bank, police said.
The Harleysville robber was described as a white male, 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall, wearing a black hat with a black mask that covered his entire face, a tan zipper jacket, dark pants and brown shoes, police said. He was also wearing blue or possibly green latex gloves, police said.