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David Parks told police he is responsible for five other robberies, police said.
A Connecticut man arrested after the armed robbery of an Upper Macungie bank Friday morning admitted to five other robberies this year, township police said.
David Parks told police and FBI agents that he was responsible for two robberies in Scranton, two in Rhode Island and one in New Jersey, police said.
In the Upper Macungie case, Parks is charged with robbery, two counts of theft, receiving stolen property, possession of an instrument of a crime, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, simple assault and driving without a license. He was sent to Lehigh County Jail in lieu of $250,000 bail.
Upper Macungie Township police say the robbery occurred just before 11 a.m. at First Niagara Bank, 6890 Hamilton Blvd. Parks was wearing a beard, gloves, glasses and a fishing hat, police said, and lifted his shirt to show what appeared to be a gun as he demanded money.
Witnesses said the robber fled in a black Dodge Neon with a Connecticut license plate. Officers found the 58-year-old Parks driving the car westbound on Interstate 78, and inside the car was the robber’s disguise and the stolen money, police said.
Parks was arrested after he was stopped on the highway, police said, and during an interview he admitted robbing the bank, and told township police and the FBI he was responsible for the other holdups, too.