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Scranton bank robber convicted of 2014 robbery

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SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) – A New York man was found guilty by a federal jury for robbing a Scranton bank in 2014.

37 year old Jemel Laquan King, also known as “Melo” was convicted of conspiracy, aiding and abetting a bank robbery and brandishing a firearm during the robbery.

They jury spent four days hearing the case, and returned their guilty verdict after just two hours of deliberation.

King was accused of conspiring with others to rob the NBT Bank on Keyser Avenue in Scranton on November 26th, 2014. During the robbery, two robbers used firearms, restrained the bank tellers and threatened their lives. The tellers were then forced at gunpoint to open the vault as the robbers took $100,000. The tellers were then handcuffed and left inside the vault.

King is in custody, a sentencing date has not yet been scheduled.

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