Harford bank robberies

A man has been arrested and charged in connection with five bank robberies in Harford and Cecil counties and southeastern Pennsylvania, including the Havre de Grace branch of Aberdeen Proving Ground Federal Credit Union, which was robbed April 23. (Nicole Munchel | Aegis staff, Patuxent Homestead / April 24, 2012)

A Cecil County man has been arrested and charged in connection five bank robberies in the past two months, including two in Havre de Grace and one in Delta, Pa, police confirmed Monday afternoon.

James Young Starcher, 31, of the 200 block of Marysville Road in North East, has been charged by the Harford County Sheriff's Office and Havre de Grace police in connection with two bank robberies, according to Monica Worrell, of the Harford County Sheriff's Office.

Electronic court records were not immediately available with detailed information on Starcher's charges, but Worrell confirmed he was served with the sheriff's office warrant Thursday and Havre de Grace police's warrant on Friday. Records did show a fugitive warrant from Pennsylvania was filed for Starcher in Maryland Thursday.

The sheriff's office charged Starcher in connection with the April 10 Cecil Bank robbery in the 1600 block of Pulaski Highway and Havre de Grace police charged him with the Havre de Grace branch of the Aberdeen Proving Ground Federal Credit Union in the 1000 block of Pulaski Highway on April 23, Worrell said Monday.


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Starcher was being held Monday at the Cecil County jail in Elkton, Worrell said.

For the APGFCU robbery, Starcher is charged with robbery and theft less than $1,000, according to Worrell. No one was injured in either robbery.

In addition to the two Havre de Grace robberies, Worrell said Starcher is believed to be connected with a March 23 robbery at the Cecil Federal Savings Bank in Elkton, a March 30 robbery at M & T Bank in Delta, Pa., and a robbery at the Coatesville Savings Bank in Oxford, Pa.

Worrell did not have any additional information available on Starcher Tuesday afternoon.