2 charged in Newberry Township bank robberies

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Two York men have been charged in a pair of bank robberies in Newberry Township.

Saad Adda, 45, and Richard Buckner, 48, both of the 100 block of S. Queen Street, were charged Wednesday for their involvement in robberies at the Santander bank at 36 Robinhood Drive on July 19 and the Members First Federal Credit Union at 350 Newberry Commons Drive on August 9, according to township police.

At the Santander bank, police said the robber gave a teller a note demanding all the money in her drawer and fled with about $1,420 in a tan or gold SUV driven by another man.

In the second heist, the bandit took about $2,037 and took off in a tan or gold Jeep, again after presenting a note demanding all the money in the clerk’s drawer.

Adda and Buckner were arraigned on counts of robbery, conspiracy, theft and receiving stolen property and committed to York County Prison.

Adda’s bail was set at $200,000 and Buckner was ordered held on $100,000 bail.

Adda was arrested Tuesday morning shortly after the robbery of a bank in Shrewsbury.

Southern Regional police said he demanded money from the M&T Bank on East Forrest Avenue and fled in a tan Jeep that troopers stopped on Interstate 83.

Money taken during the robbery was found in the Jeep, and Adda later confessed to the robbery in Shrewsbury and the two in Newberry Township, police said.

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