Police: Littlestown bank robbery suspect stole car, crashed into York home after chase

YORK, Pa. (WHTM) – A man wanted for a bank robbery in Adams County was arrested Monday after he stole a car in Cumberland County, led police on a pursuit to York and crashed into a home, ABC 27 News has learned.

Scott Tilden, 35, of Carlisle, stole a car that was left running at a gas station in the 1500 Block of Cedar Cliff Drive, Lower Allen Township police said.

Upper Allen Township police found the stolen car and began a short pursuit that was called off in Monroe Township. Mechanicsburg police briefly trailed the car, and Upper Allen police picked up the chase again and pursued the driver into York County.

(Photo Courtesy York Daily Record/ydr.com)
(Photo Courtesy York Daily Record/ydr.com)

Tilden was arrested after he crashed in York. The York Daily Record reported the pursuit ended when the blue Volkswagon Golf struck a home near the intersection of West College Avenue and Brooklyn Avenue.

Police said the car’s owner was injured at the gas station when he reached into the open driver’s window, grabbed the suspect and was dragged until he fell off. The owner suffered injuries to his knees and elbows.

Tilden is a suspect in Tuesday’s robbery of the PNC Bank in Littlestown. He also faces two counts of robbery and theft of a vehicle in Lower Allen Township, and other charges are pending.

He was arrested for robbing a South Middleton Township bank in 2013. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 1-3 years in prison, according to court records.

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