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Quick Response By State Police Lands Two In Custody For Bank Robbery

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Quick response by state troopers Tuesday, lands two suspects in custody moments after they allegedly held up a bank on busy upper Peach street.

At Northwest Savings Bank, a teller's afternoon took a frightening turn when a man held-up the bank.
But thanks to quick work by police, that suspect didn't get away.

Just before noon, a man walked into the Northwest Savings Bank on upper Peach street, and handed the teller a note, demanding money.

"The subject approached the teller showed a note with some specific instructions on the note for what the teller was to do" said PA State Police Sgt. Mark Zaleski. "The tellers complied. The subject had left the bank and went across the street to the Eat 'N Park parking lot where he got into the vehicle and they left," Zaleski added.

The two men drove away and got on Interstate-90 heading eastbound, but they didn't get far.
A trooper spotted the vehicle, which matched the description of a car that had just left the scene of a bank robbery. So, he  pulled it over, "One of our patrols was on Interstate 90 at the time we encountered the vehicle where they made a stop on the vehicle, took two people into custody, also the money that was recovered and some time that were used in the robbery," said Sgt. Zaleski.

The two men are from New York State, they're described as white males, one in his early 50's the other in his late 20's.

Sgt. Mark Zaleski says their arrests were the result of some good police work, "All told it took about less than 10 minutes from the time the robbery happened until they were in custody. But it was good work by our patrol troopers who encountered the vehicle on the Interstate," Sgt. Zaleski said.

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