2013-08-29 / Local & State

Pa. Robber ‘Splits’ With Bank Loot During Festival

LATROBE, Pa. (AP) – Police say a robber split with some cash after robbing a bank during a western Pennsylvania city’s festival celebrating its place in history as the home of the banana split.

The Pittsburgh Tribune- Review reports the robber targeted a Citizens Bank in Latrobe, shortly after 11 a.m.

That’s about when officials were set to dedicate a historic marker at a former pharmacy nearby, crediting apprentice pharmacist David Strickler with creating the first banana split in 1904.

Dole, the fruit company, and nearby St. Vincent Col- lege were teaming with the city about 40 miles east of Pittsburgh to celebrate the event.

Police didn’t say how much money the robber took, but say there were no injuries in the robbery.

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