Police: Man robbed, pepper sprayed Hummelstown bank

HUMMELSTOWN, Pa. (WHTM) – A masked man demanded cash from a bank then released an unknown aerosol believed to be pepper spray, police said.

Hummelstown police said the suspect robbed the Fulton Bank on West Main Street and ran out a back door shortly before noon Wednesday. Investigators believed he fled in a vehicle that was parked in a nearby alley.

Around 7:30 p.m., police arrested 30-year-old Kenneth Fruhwirth, of Hummelstown, as well as 27-year-old Lindsey Sanderbeck, also of Hummelstown.

Fruhwirth was charged with robbery, possession of instruments of crime, tampering with evidence, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Sanderbeck was charged with conspiracy to commit robbery, hindering apprehension, conspiracy to tamper with evidence, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

An EMS crew was called to evaluate employees and customers. No one was seriously injured or taken to a hospital.

Anyone with information is asked to call Hummelstown police at 717-566-2555 or email espencer@hummelstown.net.

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