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Suspect in Elizabethtown robbery murdered ex-wife in 1997

Written by The Associated Press | Dec 16, 2016 3:43 AM
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(Elizabethtown) -- The suspect in a Lancaster County bank robbery that occurred earlier this week is on parole for murdering his ex-wife in 1998.

Seventy-three-year-old Harvey Fitz III was charged with armed robbery, aggravated assault and simple assault among other offenses stemming from Wednesday's holdup at M&T Bank in Elizabethtown.

Authorities say he stabbed a woman employed by the bank with a fillet knife while demanding cash. The Mount Joy man was arrested after police tracked the robber's vehicle to his home.

Fitz was on supervised state parole.

He pleaded guilty to fatally shooting 28-year-old Connie Fitz in the back in 1997. He was sentenced to serve 17.5 to 40 years behind bars for the crime.

Court records don't list an attorney for Fitz.

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