Derek Joel Brady, 26, of the unit block of West Second Street, Lansdale, was apprehended by Lansdale detectives and Horsham Township Police in Horsham Township Tuesday following a crime tip, police said.
Brady is the alleged sole culprit in both robberies, police said.
An arraignment date has not been set. Charges have not yet been filed against Brady as of Tuesday afternoon, police said.
Stay tuned for more updates.
Citizens Bank RobberyLansdale Police were seeking a thin, white man with acne scars on his face who robbed a woman at the ATM at Citizen's Bank on East Main Street on Sept. 19.
On Sept. 19 at 6:28 p.m., Lansdale Police responded to the Citizen’s Bank on the unit block of E. Main Street for a report of an armed robbery.
Police met with the 29-year-old woman who reported that she had just finished withdrawing money from the bank’s ATM machine when a thin, white man with brown hair and facial acne scars, wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans, approached her holding a knife in his hand, police said.
The alleged victim told police that the man appeared to be wearing a white thermal shirt underneath his hooded sweatshirt hat he used to cover the bottom portion of his face, police said.
The man demanded the money the victim withdrew from the ATM and then fled west on foot through the bank parking lot, police said.
Lansdale Police were assisted by officers from Hatfield, Towamencin, Upper Gwynedd Police and Montgomery Township K-9.
The Attic RobberyA thin, white man accosted an employee of The Attic secondhand store in Lansdale at knifepoint Oct. 3, demanded money and then fled the area without obtaining any cash.
Lansdale Police said the robber was a white male in his teens or early 20s, who fled out the rear entrance into Madison Parking Lot toward the Lansdale train station. The white male has a thin build, is 6 feet tall and was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and a bandana over his face, police said.