Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Police: Serial bank robber had been out of federal prison for 27 days

The guy who knocked over a TD bank on Tuesday in Bensalem had just gotten out of federal prison for ... you guessed it ... bank robbery, Bensalem police said.

Police: Serial bank robber had been out of federal prison for 27 days

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The guy who knocked over a TD bank on Tuesday in Bensalem had just gotten out of federal prison for ... you guessed it ... bank robbery, Bensalem police said. 

Frank Dennis Hicks, 35, spent nine years in federal prison for robbing six banks in Philadelphia in the early 2000s, police said. He was released on probation on July 29.

Two days after his release, a mandatory drug test revealed cocaine metabolite in his urine, according to federal court documents. He didn't bother visiting his probation officer after that and never moved into a place he told the feds he would live on the 4400 block of Oakmont Street in Philadelphia, court documents stated.

On Tuesday, Hicks allegedly jumped the counter of a TD Bank on Street Road and snatched some cash before fleeing. Several people chased him. And a dye pack exploded as he fled toward Parx Casino, which is where Bensalem officers caught him, police said.

Bensalem district Judge Joseph P. Falcone sent Hicks to Bucks County prison in lieu of $750,000 bail.


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