Back in February we reported on a bank robbery that took place at the PNC Bank on Fayette Street. The local police quickly caught the suspect during the getaway due to a description of the vehicle used. What we didn’t know back in February was that the bank robber, Blake Ammons of Philadelphia, had called a taxi to escape. From the Mercury News:
Witnesses told detectives the robber left the rear of the bank and then got into a full-size taxi van.
A description of Ammons and the van was broadcast to surrounding police departments after the incident.
A short time later, a West Conshohocken police officer observed the vehicle matching the description of the taxi van traveling onto eastbound Route 76. Officers from Conshohocken and West Conshohocken subsequently conducted a traffic stop of the van and determined the rear-seat passenger, Ammons, matched the description of the man who robbed the bank, according to the criminal complaint.
Ammons admitted plead guilty to the robbery last week and faces between five to 10 years in prison.