Saturday, November 19, 2016

Bensalem Township Police charge security guard with ATM burglary

(credit: Police)
BENSALEM, Pa. Nov 19 2016 Bensalem Township Police have arrested a Philadelphia man after he robbed an ATM early today.
Township police were responding to an alarm at the Tru-Mark Financial on Old Lincoln Highway when an officer spotted a man walking along the road.
The man was dressed in black and carrying a duffel bag.
The officer tried to stop the man and a chase ensued. When the officer finally subdued the man, and recovered the bag, he found $68,000 inside.
The money had been removed from an ATM machine at Tru-Mark Financial.
The suspect, 50-year-old Dennis McLernan, was employed by a security company responsible for servicing and emptying the ATM, and had a key to the machine.

He is charged with burglary, theft and related offenses. He is being held in the Bucks County Correctional Facility in lieu of 10-percent of 75,000 bail.

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