Suspected Bank Robber Arrested in Schuylkill County

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WEST MAHANOY TOWNSHIP -- Police in Schuylkill County made an arrest after a bank robbery near Frackville.

Larry Dettery Jr. of Shenandoah was arrested late Friday night. He's accused of holding up Miners Bank in West Mahanoy Township Friday morning.

Police say a man handed the teller a note saying he had a bomb and got away with some cash. After he left, a teller noticed a suspicious package and the bomb squad was called to check it out. It was later determined to be harmless.

According to court papers, police found a hooded sweatshirt and a cell phone near the bank. The picture on the phone's lock screen matched the description of the robber. Investigators used that photo and a phone number displayed on the phone's lock screen to track down Dettery.

He's charged with robbery, terroristic threats, reckless endangerment, threat to use weapons of mass destruction, and drug charges.

Dettery is locked up in Schuylkill County on $75,000 bail.


  • Zenbrosky

    Anyone remeber that barber shop in Frackville? I think its Closed now. Guy gave real close snips.

    • Smh

      Slower then a back up lineman on a cheesy coal region Semi pro football team, this guy sure did not have a degree from Yale.

  • Starhawk

    That guy posting who hated the Livergoods got real quiet. Chief Marv put him in his place. Wonder if they banged it out at the park in Frackville?

  • Smh

    This idiot left this working cell phone in the woods near the bank!!! Some pro! Robber is From Shenandoah !!enough said!!

  • Longgreysocks

    Didn’t look to limber running down spruce street in frackville per the previously posted video. 40 time was about 5.9. I knew he would get caught quick . now lets get what really matters in The skook, any word on any long grey sock sales in frackville?

    • Mmmetchock

      I’m looking for long socks. My barbershop closed so i need someone to trim this mustache

  • WarningFakeNews

    Well, so much for that intelligent bank robber comment from before that someone made…

    • Tie

      You really think when you read a bank from Scranton or Wilkes barre or frackville is robbed that it’s gonna be done by someone intelligent?

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