Police nab bank robbery suspect in under 10 minutes

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SCRANTON (AP) — Police say they busted a Pennsylvania bank robber in less time than it usually takes to see a teller.


Just nine minutes elapsed between the time Scranton police received the robbery report Wednesday and an officer took the man into custody.


The Times-Tribune of Scranton reports the call came in a 9:20 a.m. and Cpl. Richard Bachman detained a man matching the robber’s description at 9:29, about a half-mile from the bank.


Investigators say 51-year-old Robert Demcher admitted robbing the bank and a convenience store the night before. They say he claimed to have a gun in each robbery but didn’t recover a weapon.


Demcher is being held on $200,000 bail. It’s not clear if he has an attorney.


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