Man accused of robbing Homer City bank caught

Dec. 15—A Homer Metropolis man was arraigned Friday morning and jailed on $250,000 bail in reference to a financial institution theft within the borough earlier this week.

Dylan Robert Clark Rider, 28, who lives inside strolling distance of the S&T Financial institution department on North Principal Road, was noticed Thursday afternoon in Wilkinsburg and later led authorities on a chase on Route 22, in keeping with Trooper Cliff Greenfield. He’s charged with theft, theft, resisting arrest, fleeing from police and associated offenses.

The seek for a suspect began simply after midday Wednesday when a person entered the financial institution, offered a be aware and fled with money in a Chrysler Sebring. Troopers launched surveillance photos of the person within the financial institution and later recognized Rider because the suspect.

License plate reader information confirmed the automotive headed west on Route 22 Wednesday about half-hour after the theft. The subsequent afternoon, police in Wilkinsburg stopped the automotive and Rider initially received out, however as a substitute fled, Greenfield stated.

Just a few hours later, after studying that the automotive was touring east on Route 22 towards Indiana County, troopers tried one other site visitors cease however Rider is accused of fleeing once more. Through the ensuing chase, Greenfield stated Rider drove at a excessive charge of velocity and hit a state police patrol unit.

He finally stopped and ran, however troopers apprehended him round 6:30 p.m. Thursday within the space of Route 119 and Snyder Lane in Burrell Township, east of Blairsville and never removed from the border with Westmoreland County. Greenfield stated Rider was making an attempt to get within the driver’s aspect door of a state police patrol automotive.

Throughout a search of his pockets and automotive, troopers stated they discovered money bearing the identical serial numbers logged as stolen from the financial institution and drawings of the inside and exterior of the financial institution. They seized a loaded rifle with a sawed-off barrel from the automotive.

Rider didn’t have an lawyer listed in on-line court docket data. A preliminary listening to is about for Monday. He was being held on the Indiana County Jail.

Renatta Signorini is a Tribune-Evaluation employees author. You possibly can contact Renatta by e mail at or through Twitter .

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