Kevin Gilchrist, who was wanted by police in connection with three recent bank robberies in Worcester and Lower Providence townships, was arrested Tuesday, Pennsylvania State Police said late Wednesday morning.
Lower Providence Township Police said they apprehended Gilchrist, 38, in cooperation with the state police at the Franklin Mills Mall in Philadelphia. Gilchrist was "taken into custody without incident," police said.
Gilchrist's alleged accomplice, David Sprintz, in connection with the May 15, May 21, and June 7 robberies. Police attempted to arrest Gilchrist at his nearby home the following morning but were unable to locate him.
Police said Gilchrist is being held on $400,000 bail.
Gilchrist is believed by authorities to have been the individual who entered the banks and presented robbery demands to bank personnel during the and the . Sprintz is believed to have been the man last Thursday morning. An eyewitness allegedly saw Sprintz in the possession of an exploding dye pack before entering a passing vehicle in the minutes after the robbery. Police last week credited details provided by eyewitnesses with leading them to Sprintz and Gilchrist.
“The apprehension of Kevin Gilchrist is the direct result of the diligence, dedication and professional cooperation of the investigators from the Pennsylvania State Police and the Lower Providence Township Police Department," Lower Providence Township police chief Francis Carroll said in a statement emailed to the media.