In a week rife with bank robberies, the Thursday arrest of Luke Radick, 26, of Howell, N.J., was a joint effort among the Bensalem, Morrisville, Yardley, Lower Southampton police departments and the FBI Fort Washington Office.
Bensalem Township Police say Radick robbed three banks—the Sovereign Bank at 1425 Street Rd. in Bensalem, the Sovereign Bank at 95 S. Main St. in Yardley and the Wells Fargo Bank at 2 E. Bridge St. in Morrisville— between 12:15 p.m. and 1:45 p.m. Thursday.
Radick traveled by taxi committing the hour-and-a-half-long spree, police said, handing tellers demand notes at each stop along the way.
Indeed, the note he handed the Yardley teller was written on the back of the bail release form he was issued when he left jail two days earlier, after his sister posted his bail, police said.
During the first and second robberies Bensalem detectives contacted Lower Southampton Police who were able to provide the defendant's name, the release said. After the name was provided, photos confirmed Radick was involved in all three robberies.
"Based on the prior violence and these three robberies, a man hunt ensued with Bensalem, Morrisville and Yardley police departments. At approximately 3:55 p.m., Morrisville Police Officer Justin Bickhart and Bensalem police observed a male fitting the description because the defendant changed his clothes. He was subsequently taken into custody," according to the report released by Bensalem Township Police.