By: Earnest Jones | 06-18-2017 | News
Photo credit: Pennsylvania State Police

Pennsylvania State Police Releases Sketch of Serial Bank Robber in Nepa Area

A composite sketch has been released by the Pennsylvania State Police on Friday of a man they think is responsible for at least 12 bank robberies in four counties across northeast Pennsylvania.

The highly skilled bank robber has managed to conceal his identity for a while. This is about to change after the sketch was made based on information from an eye witness on a robbery that took place on June 8th in Archbald Borough, Lackawanna County.

The robber’s method has remained generally consistent. Police believe he does some surveillance on a targeted bank before robbing it. He robs the bank between 9 and 9:30 a.m. The robber goes in wearing a baseball cap bearing Nike’s swoosh symbol, sunglasses and a dark mask covering his face.

Keyes revealed that the robber shows a teller a handgun and verbally demands cash, rather than just passing a note. During the most recent robbery, on the June 8 heist at NBT Bank on Business Route 6 in Archbald, he changed his tact.

During the robbery, one citizen managed to see him before he put on his black mask, helping give police one of the best looks at their suspect since his crime spree began.

The robberies began in December of 2015 and have occurred in Lackawanna, Luzerne, Wayne and Monroe Counties. The suspect is described as a white male, believed to be over 30 years old, about six feet tall and with a medium build.

The FBI is offering a $15,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction. Furthermore, the Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers is offering a $5,000 reward for tips leading to an arrest.

If you think you recognize this person call PSP Dunmore at (570) 963-3156 or PA Crime Stoppers at 1-800-4-PA-TIPS.


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