By Associated Press - Friday, December 16, 2016

ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Officials say the suspect in a Lancaster County bank robbery that occurred earlier this week was 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 Fitz stabbed a woman employed by the bank with a fillet knife while demanding cash. He was arrested after police tracked the robber’s vehicle to Fitz’s Mount Joy home.

Fitz was on supervised state parole.

Fitz pleaded guilty to fatally shooting 28-year-old Connie Fitz in the back in 1997. He was sentenced to serve 17½ to 40 years behind bars for the crime.

Court records don’t list an attorney for Fitz.

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