Alleged Villanova bank robber arrested in Va.

Bank robbery suspect Michael Hamilton

March 16, 2012 11:01:55 AM PDT
The man wanted for a bank robbery in Delaware County has been arrested after a standoff with police in Virginia.

Michael Hamilton surrendered to police in Fredericksburg. He has since been hospitalized with an overdose.

Hamilton, 25, has been sought after the robbery on Tuesday afternoon at the Sovereign Bank branch at 2 Aldwyn Lane in the Villanova section of Radnor Township.

Police say Hamilton entered the bank and presented a demand note to a teller. The note demanded money indicated Hamilton was in possession of a weapon.

Hamilton was given $1,400, police said, before he fled on foot.

There were no other customers in the bank at the time and no employees were harmed.

Police say Hamilton escaped from a work release program on the morning of the robbery. He was serving time in the Montgomery County Prison on a burglary charge.

Hamilton has a lengthy criminal record. Last February he was arrested three separate times for incidents only days apart. In October, he was picked up on burglary and I.D. theft charges and sent to prison.

At the time he was living in a town house in West Norriton. The man who answered the door at that house only said "no comment" on Wednesday.