Coopersburg Home Surrounded, Alleged Bank Robber Inside
According to a breaking news alert from police, police units from Bucks and Lehigh counties have converged on a Coopersburg home in a residential neighborhood after bank robbery suspect flees inside.
South Whitehall Municipal Emergency Response Team (similar SWAT) assisted in this operation on Nov. 9, according to the South Whitehall Police blotter.
UPDATE Friday Nov. 9, 8:45 a.m. A
Police confirm that the home, on the border between Upper Saucon and Coopersburg, was in Upper Saucon Township. Upper Saucon police took the lead yesterday evening, Coopersburg assisted in the standoff.
UPDATE 11:30 p.m.
According to a report in The Morning Call, the SWAT team pulled out of the Coopersburg area after a robot released into a home at 4163 Farimount St. in Coopersburg turned up nothing. Police continue to search the area for the suspect.
UPDATE 11 p.m.
According to multiple sources, the SWAT team called out to Coopersburg to aid in a standoff between police and a bank robbery suspect has pulled back. Police continue to patrol the area. Upper Saucon Patch is working to bring you more on this story.
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UPDATE 10 p.m.
WFMZ is reporting that a SWAT team has arrived on the scene. The male suspect allegedly robbed the TD Bank in Quakertown around 8:30 this evening with a handgun.
Early scanner reports said the suspect was a white male with a fake blond beard wearing a skullcap and a shirt with a Panthers logo.
UPDATE: 9:30 p.m.
Upper Saucon Patch readers report that police have surrounded the home at 4163 Farimount Ave. in Coopersburg. Some readers report police using a bullhorn to draw the alleged bank robber out of the home he entered earlier this evening.
Check back for more developing news....
According to a breaking news alert, police from multiple counties have converged on a Coopersburg residence after a bank robbery suspect fled inside.
According to the alert, police believe that a white male matching the description of a Quakertown bank robber fled from a dark-colored Cadillac into a home at 4163 Fairmount St. in Coopersburg. Police from Bucks and Lehigh counties have surrounded the home.