Man, Woman Charged in 1 of 2 Robberies on Same Street

By Kelly Bayliss and David Chang
|  Wednesday, Aug 28, 2013  |  Updated 8:46 PM EDT
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Suspects in Bank Robberies on Same Street Arrested

Bensalem Police

(L to R), 24-year-old Deana Paulik of Cherry, Hill, 32-year-old Joseph Coraluzzi


Police have arrested a man and a woman who they say were responsible for one of the two bank robberies that took place on the same street in Bucks County.

On Tuesday, shortly before 1 p.m., police say a man, identified as Joseph Coraluzzi, 32, of Philadelphia, walked into the Fulton Bank at 2100 Street Road.

Coraluzzi allegedly approached the bank teller, presented a note demanding money and indicated that he had a gun. He fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of money, according to authorities.

Police say another suspect robbed a TD Bank just one block away less than an hour and a half later.

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Police say that suspect jumped the bank counter and stole money. He then allegedly fled on foot towards Parx Casino and was apprehended by Bensalem Police. Police identified the suspect as 35-year-old Frank Hicks. He was arraigned and charged with robbery and other related offenses.

(Pictured above:  Alleged photo of Coraluzzi during Fulton Bank robbery)

Police say Hicks was wanted by the U.S. Marshals. He was also released 27 days ago after serving a 9-year sentence for six bank robberies in Philadelphia.

On Wednesday, police issued a warrant for Coraluzzi's arrest, acting on several tips from witnesses. They tracked him down in New Jersey and took him into custody after conducting a car stop. Coraluzzi was arrested and charged with armed robbery and other related offenses.

(Pictured: Police arresting Coraluzzi)

Police also say they discovered through additional investigation that Coraluzzi conspired with 24-year-old Deana Paulik of Cherry, Hill to commit the robbery. Paulik was taken into custody and is in the process of being arraigned.

Police don't believe the TD Bank and Fulton Bank robberies were related.

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