A miffed bank robber vowed to file a complaint after finding the cash drawers empty at a Springettsbury Township bank that had just opened Thursday morning.

As he ran from the Susquehanna Bank branch office in the 2500 block of Eastern Boulevard, Joseph Goetz, 48, of the 1200 block of Crescent Road, Windsor Township, promised he would let the bank managers know of his dissatisfaction, police said.

The man walked into the bank just after 9 a.m. and demanded money from three tellers, who were waiting for their cash drawers to be filled, said Springettsbury Township Police Lt. Scott Laird.

The first teller screamed and fainted to the floor, Laird said.

When he demanded the money from the second teller, she told the robber she didn't have any and showed him an empty drawer, he said.

When he asked for the cash from the third teller, she too said she had none and showed him an empty drawer, Laird said.

The disgruntled robber then left the bank empty-handed after telling the tellers he would file a complaint, Laird said.

A customer at the bank's drive-thru thought he saw something suspicious and followed the robber and called 911, Laird said. A police officer who happened to be patrolling nearby pulled the robber over less than a mile from the bank, he said.

Goetz is being held in York County Prison in lieu of $25,000 bail. He was arraigned by York County Senior District Justice Paul Diehl.


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