Police: Robbery short-lived

Despite efforts to conceal his identity, a Lancaster County man was recognized by troopers as they watched surveillance video from a Chester County bank robbery yesterday.

Troopers from the Avondale barracks said they believed that Daniel K. Hilferty, 33, of Gap, was the man who presented a note to a teller at the National Penn Bank on Jennersville Road in Penn Township at 11:39 a.m. The note said Hilferty, a former West Grove resident, had a pipe bomb and demanded money, police said.

An alert to patrol cars that included information on Hilferty's likely vehicle resulted in his apprehension at 1:50 p.m., police said. He was arraigned and remanded to Chester County Prison after failing to post $75,000 cash bail. Anyone with information is asked to contact the barracks at 610-268-2022.

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