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CARBONDALE -- Police arrested and charged a man after a bank robbery in Lackawanna County.

Carbondale police say Matthew Tomlin, 32, of Dickson City held up the PNC Bank on South Main Street around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. According to police, he handed the teller a note saying he had a gun and demanded money in specific denominations.

Police tell us Tomlin took off in a minivan with two friends.

Officers spotted the vehicle just a few blocks from the bank and took all three people in for questioning. Police said they found a handgun and about $1,000 in cash in the van.

Investigators say Tomlin acted alone and told the others he needed a ride to "cash a check."

Tomlin was charged with robbery, terroristic threats, theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property, simple assault, and disorderly conduct.



  • sc

    hmmmm….something about all the rash of Bank robberies is fishy.
    they never catch anyone.
    is this the banks staging robberies? or another excuse for cashless society?
    all the technology out there and a common thug gets away in broad day?……almost all the time.

    • Youcantread

      Did you even read the article? It’s only a few sentences. It says they were caught…so much your well thought theory.

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