FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AUGUST 5, 2014
On 8-05-14 @ 0955 hours the Wells Fargo Bank located at 52. W. Broad Street, Bethlehem Pennsylvania, Northampton County, was robbed by a lone male suspect.
The male suspect passed the bank teller a note demanding cash and indicating that he had a firearm. The male suspect got away with an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect was captured on video surveillance fleeing the bank on what appeared to be a BMX style bike.
The suspect’s photo and description was immediately given out to local media outlets and social media outlets. From information received thru these outlets and investigation by Detectives, the photograph of the male robbery suspect was identified as one ALOYSUIS E. MILLS, age 31, of 736 High Street, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
As Detectives were approaching MILL’S residence on High Street, MILLS fled the area in his red mini-van, driving around approaching Police. MILLS fled northwest thru the City towards Schoenersville Road with Police in pursuit. At the intersection of Eighth Avenue and Schoenersville Road, MILLS was stopped by Police and taken into custody by Police. Bethlehem Police Officers were assisted by Pennsylvania State Police Troopers from the Bethlehem Barracks.
ALOYSUIS E. MILLS is under arrest and will be arraigned on charges of Robbery, Theft, Receiving Stolen Property, Terroristic Threats, Counts of Recklessly Endangering Another Person and Fleeing and Eluding Law Enforcement. The residence on High Street where MILLS fled from is currently under Police control and a search warrant will be issued for evidence relative to this bank robbery investigation. MILLS is also under investigation for other Robberies in the Bethlehem area.
The apprehension and arrest of this bank robber was the direct result of crime information being to the public thru both regular and social media, a public response and the quick actions of both Bethlehem Police Officers and State Police Troopers who were involved in this investigation. When Police and the public work together in a partnership, crimes are solved and our Communities are made safer. Thank You.
Mark A. DiLuzio
Chief of Police