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For Immediate Release

Contact:
May 08, 2018 Edward Holst, Public Information Officer
Middle District of Pennsylvania (570) 499-1201;
U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force Arrests Scranton Bank Robbery Suspect
Scranton, PA - Today, U.S. Marshal Martin Pane announced the arrest of Thomas Smith, 36, in Scranton, PA.

On May 7, 2018, the Scranton Police Department responded to a report of a bank robbery at the FNCB Bank on North Keyser Ave. The investigation revealed that the suspect said he had a gun and demanded a teller give him money. The suspect was later identified as Smith.

Earlier today, the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force out of Scranton, PA located and arrested Smith in the 1600 block of Church Ave in Scranton for his involvement in the bank robbery. Smith has a history of bank robbery. He was charged and sentenced to over 5 years in the Federal system for the same offense in 2005 out of Scranton, PA. He was turned over to the Scranton Police Department for booking and arraignment.

“We place a high priority on fugitive cases in which the use or threat of violence against innocent victims occurs,” said U.S. Marshal Pane. “We will continue to work with our partners in the law enforcement community to ensure our communities throughout Pennsylvania are more secure.”

The USMS Fugitive Task Force in the Middle District of Pennsylvania is comprised of 20 state, county and local police agencies; including the Scranton Police Department and Pennsylvania State Police - both of whom participated in this investigation.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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