UPDATE: Bank Robbery in Scranton

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

SCRANTON -- Scranton police believe it was a homeless man who robbed a bank Monday morning.

Authorities released as security camera picture of the man police say held up Citizens Savings Bank at the corner of Wyoming and Lackawanna Avenues.

Security Camera Image

They tell us Joseph Dering handed a teller two notes one saying he had a gun, the other demanding money.

Dering, age 51, has a cast on his left arm, a black eye, and was wearing a t-shirt that said "Make America Great"

Scranton police say he got away with a large amount of money and they are still trying to track him down.


  • think positive

    No description of the robber to go on so that people can keep alert? Are we so afraid of sounding racist or judgemental that we can’t give an accurate description,..white…black…Hispanic…Indian….Chinese; short, tall, thin, obese…..etc.
    I guess we are living in a time where we’d rather sound ignorant than be honest, lest we be called a bigoted racist.

Comments are closed.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.