On 8/27/2022, WEGO Police responded to the PNC Bank in Westtown Township for a bank robbery that just occurred. The suspect entered the bank, demanded money from PNC Bank staff, and fled the area in a vehicle, making off with less than $300 in cash. Fortunately, no one was injured during the incident.
In an investigation conducted by the Westtown- East Goshen Police and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), as well as assistance from the Chester County Detectives Forensic Unit, the suspect was identified as George William Drake Jr, 27-year-old from Philadelphia. With the assistance of the FBI and Philadelphia Police Department, George Drake Jr. was located in Philadelphia, taken into custody, and extradited to Chester County. George Drake Jr. is currently being held at Chester County Prison pending his preliminary hearing in front of Magisterial District Judge Martin G. Goch at District Court 15-2-03.
Great teamwork by multiple agencies resulted in a successful and speedy conclusion to this crime!