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Erie Police Seize 9 Guns, Make 8 Gun Related Arrests Since May 1st

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The city of Erie has been dealing with a lot of gun violence recently.
However, it appears stepped-up enforcement by Erie police is making an impact.

From alleged bank robbers, to shooters, to suspects in a brutal beating, Erie police have made a significant impact with their extra patrols.

One of the more recent major arrest coming Monday night.
41-year old Lorenzo Mills is charged with robbing the PNC Bank last Monday afternoon, at 9th and State.
He's in jail on a $750,000 bond. $500,000 for the robbery, $250,000 because police say he failed to register as a sex offender.

Tuesday, police seized guns, drugs, and money, and made an arrest in an on-going investigation.

This week, police also arrested the two suspects who allegedly beat a man inside the McDonald's restaurant last week.

And over the weekend, they arrested 22-year old Darius Gambill, for allegedly opening fire on an occupied vehicle.

In total, since May 1st, in just about 6 days police have recovered a total of 9 illegal guns and arrested 8 people for gun-related crimes.
It all stems from their beefed-up patrols they announced last week, as part of their efforts to curb a recent increase in gun violence.

Erie citizens we caught up with are taking well to this news, and hope it continues into summer.


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