2010-03-04 / Front Page

Robber Charged In Two Bank Heists

Richard Fox Jr. linked to second heist in Franklin County
By Chanin Rotz-Mountz STAFF WRITER

Richard Fox Jr. Richard Fox Jr. A Franklin County man will be charged this week in Fulton County in connection with the February 22 robbery of the Waterfall branch of Community State Bank of Orbisonia.

Investigating officer Trooper Blaine Henderson of the Mc- Connellsburg state police barracks is slated to file charges against Richard McKinley Fox Jr. of 12270 Dickeys Road, Mercersburg, through the office of Magisterial District Judge Devin Horne.

In an update to the “News,” Cpl. William Baker reported Fox provided investigators with a written statement linking himself to the bank heist in northern Fulton County that netted an undisclosed amount of money. The statement was issued after Fox, 42, turned himself into authorities at the Chambersburg state police substation Saturday on the heels of a second robbery.

Baker further stated the state police were in the process of investigating Fox late last week after having received a tip based on the description of the getaway vehicle – a maroon Chevrolet Lumina without passenger side hubcaps. Police followed up by touching base with Fox’s girlfriend, who resides in the Waynesboro area.

Meanwhile, as investigators spoke with family and Fox’s girlfriend, Fox was allegedly in the midst of committing the Friday, February 26, robbery of Susquehanna Bank located at 15762 Pennsylvania Avenue in Antrim Township, Franklin County.

During the robbery, Fox reportedly entered the bank at 3:05 p.m. and demanded cash from a teller before fleeing the scene in a vehicle.

Charges in connection with the Franklin County robbery were filed on Monday through Magisterial District Judge David Hawbaker. Fox’s bail was set at $50,000, and he was remanded to the Franklin County Prison. His preliminary hearing on the charges has been tentatively scheduled for March 9 in Franklin County Central Court.

State police in McConnellsburg have followed up with their own retainer based on Fox’s violation of Megan’s Law regulations. According to requirements, Fox was listed as residing with his father on Dickeys Road but was actually living with his girlfriend.

Fox is registered as a Megan’s Law offender based on a December 20, 1989, conviction on charges of rape. He was released from prison in April 2009.

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