Police nab bank robbery suspect in under 10 minutes
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.
Lippincott bridge being restored (231)
Costanzo, Lucas virtually assured election in Nov. (4932)
Election roundup (3996)
Judge orders Manning memo posted at polls be impounded (2788)
Polamalu believes injury issues are behind him (1082)
Seahawks waive Portis after DUI arrest (965)