Bank Robbery Suspect Nabbed in 9 Minutes

Scranton Police make a quick arrest of a man, just half a mile from the bank he allegedly robbed

Thursday, Dec 13, 2012  |  Updated 10:15 AM EDT
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Bank Robbery Suspect Nabbed in 9 Minutes

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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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