Bank robbery in Wyalusing; one man arrested


WYALUSING, Pa. (WETM) – One man has been arrested after a bank robbery at the Community Bank NA in Wyalusing.

According to Pennsylvania State Police, at 12 p.m. on March 31 a man drove through the bank’s drive-thru on a motorized bike. He gave the teller a note and a tan/greenish bag saying that he had a knife and that a robbery was occurring.

According to Pennsylvania State Police, the note said “This is a hold up, put the money in the bag, I have a knife.”

Tellers filled the bag with over $2,000 and the man fled the scene on the bike.

Police say the suspect, later identified as William Nichols, was known to the bank employees for visiting the bank for years as a customer. He was located on SR 6 and taken into custody without incident.

During the arrest State Police located the exact sum of money stolen from the bank as well as a small fixed blade knife.

Nichols was arraigned and remanded to the Bradford County Correctional Facility.

Nichols has been charged with robbery, theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property, and terroristic threats.

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