Jose A. Matias-Rodriguez
Jose A. Matias-Rodriguez

A York City man who made off with cash after robbing a West Manchester Township bank on Thursday afternoon didn't get to enjoy his spoils, because officers captured him within minutes of the robbery, police said.

Jose A. Matias-Rodriguez, 40, of the 600 block of West Market Street, remains in York County Prison on $75,000 bail, charged with robbery and theft.

Matias-Rodriguez walked into the Susquehanna Bank at the Delco Center in the 1200 block of Carlisle Road at 3:55 p.m. and gave a teller a note demanding money, according to township Detective Sgt. Jeff Snell.

After getting an undisclosed amount of cash he left the bank and -- with bank employees watching him -- got into a red Dodge Dakota pickup truck and took off, heading southbound on Carlisle Road, Snell said.

A York County 911 dispatcher broadcast the description of Matias-Rodriguez and the truck, provided by bank employees, he said.

Less than a minute later, York City Police Officer Chuck Crumpton spotted the truck near the York Fairgrounds, pulled over Matias-Rodriguez and arrested him, Snell said. The alleged robber did not have a weapon on him, police said.

Matias-Rodriguez later admitted robbing the bank, Snell said.

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