Man Robs 3 Banks 2 Days After Prison Release: Police

Investigators say the suspect wrote one of his demand notes on the back of his bail release form

A man accused of attempting to rob three Bucks County, Pa., banks within an hour and a half had just been released from prison two days before and used his bail release form to write at least one of his demand notes, police said. 

Luke Radick, 26, of Howell, N.J. was arrested just a few hours after he allegedly robbed three banks-- in Bensalem, Yardley and Morrisville.

Investigators say Radick used a local cab service to drive him to all three neighborhoods. It wasn't until the third drop off that the cab driver realized what was going on.

The first stop was the Sovereign Bank on Street Road in Bensalem at 12:15 p.m. Police say after Radick presented a demand note inside the bank, all the tellers ran from their stations. He walked out without any money.

Thirty-five minutes later, at the Sovereign Bank on Main Street in Yardley, Radick allegedly presented a demand note ordering tellers to raise their hands and give him money. Investigators say this demand note was the one written on the back of his bail release form.

He ran off after a teller handed him some money.

The last robbery happened at 1:45 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Bank on East Bridge Street in Morrisville. Police say he demanded a teller put money into an envelope, but he left empty-handed after the teller moved away from the counter.

Bensalem, Morrisville and Yardley Police along with the FBI Fort Washington office launched a manhunt for Radick and had him in custody by 3:55 p.m.

The cab driver helped authorities with their investigation.

Radick had just been released from Bucks County prison on Tuesday.

On his way into an arraignment hearing in Bensalem tonight, Radick told NBC10 he committed the robberies "for the money." Asked if he was sorry he did it, he replied, "No, I'm sorry I got caught." 

Contact Lauren DiSanto at 610.668.5705, or follow @LaurenNBC10 on Twitter.

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