Scranton, PA – Today, United States Marshal Martin J. Pane announced that
the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) arrested a man accused of a daring daylight
robbery in June at the Resorts World Casino in South Ozone Park, Queens, New
Kevin Lides, a 23-year old man from the Briarwood section of Queens, was being
sought after fingerprints on a note handed to a teller matched his own. Lides
allegedly walked into the crowded casino on Friday afternoon June 29, 2012,
approached a cashier’s cage, and handed the female teller a note which demanded
money or she would be killed if she did not comply. Police reports indicate that
the suspect told the teller he had a gun and reached under his shirt. Lides is
accused of walking away with $63,000 from the heist.
Lides was charged with first-degree robbery and second-degree larceny.
On July 18, the case was adopted by the U.S. Marshals Service’s New York/New
Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force (NY/NJ RFTF) in New York City.
On July 31, U.S. Marshals based in Scranton conducted an investigation in Mt.
Pocono. At approximately 4:00pm, U.S. Marshals and members of the USMS Middle
District of Pennsylvania (M/PA) Fugitive Task Force located Lides at an
apartment in the 600 block of Pocono Boulevard, where he was arrested without
Lides was processed and charged as a fugitive-from-justice. He was held in
custody pending his extradition to New York.
United States Marshal Pane stated, “The U.S. Marshals Service places a high
priority on fugitive cases in which the use or threat of violence against
innocent victims occurs. Working with our partners in local law enforcement, we
ensure that violent offenders are brought to justice, all in an effort to make
our communities safer and more secure.”
U.S. Marshals were assisted by several agencies that comprise its M/PA Fugitive
Task Force. This included officers from the Lackawanna County Sheriff’s Office
and Pennsylvania State Police. Additionally, officers from the Pocono Mountain
Regional Police Department provided support in the fugitive’s arrest.
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