A North Carolina man didn’t get very far after he allegedly robbed the Wells Fargo Bank outside Pottsville on Friday.
According to a report from the Reading Eagle, 29-year-old Manasseh Corder, of Greensboro, NC, was spotted by police behind the Weis Markets shortly after a person matching his description reportedly robbed the bank location at the Pottsville Park Plaza in Norwegian Township.
The incident happened around 11 a.m. Friday. Corder allegedly told police he was homeless and that’s why he robbed the bank, according to the Eagle report.
When police arrested Corder, he was in possession of the stolen money, they say.
Court records show that Corder was taken into custody by State Police in Schuylkill Haven. He was arraigned before District Judge David Plachko and sent to Schuylkill County Prison on $250,000 bail.
He’s being charged with 3 felony robbery counts, a misdemeanor weapons possession, and a felony terroristic threats charge. It’s unclear what type of weapon Corder had on him at the time.
Now, what was a “homeless” North Carolina man doing in Pottsville? That may have something to do with his recent past. Stop us if you heard this one but back in September 2018 …
Corder, according to a report from WLOS-TV was arrested in Asheville, NC, for … you guessed it … allegedly robbing a Wells Fargo bank there, too.
Like on Friday, Corder was arrested just a few minutes after that reported robbery, too.
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