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Police: Woman chases bank robbery suspect, attempts to stop him by crashing car into his
Written by: Rachel Snody (RSnody@local21news.com)
State Police say a 51-year-old woman attempted to stop a bank robbery suspect on Thursday in Warrington Township, York County, by crashing her car into his.
Police say the woman was inside the PNC bank on Rosstown Road in Warrington Township, when the suspect came in and demanded money.
The suspect, identified as Alexis Laskowski, 38, of Mt. Holly Springs, then fled the bank and went to his car, which was parked in the Wellsville Lions Club parking lot.
Police say the woman got into her vehicle and chased the suspect. As Laskowski attempted to drive out of the Lions Club parking lot, the woman intentionally crashed her car into his, causing damage to both vehicles.
Police say Laskowski then backed up and drove away. Police say he made it about 1/4 mile up Old York Road before his car broke down. Laskowski then allegedly fled into the woods. State Police and other agencies, including Northern Regional Police, Fairview Township Police, and Carroll Township Police, set up a perimeter around the woods.
Police have charged Laskowski this robbery as well as another in Cumberland County.
Laskwoski was arrested around 10:30 a.m. near Yeager and Lisburn Roads.
State Police say they praise the courage of the woman who got involved, but they strongly discourage anyone from putting themselves into harm's way. They encourage people to Call 911 and allow law enforcement to take action.