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LP Robber Found Guilty, Faces 60 Years

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In arrest aided by Lower Providence Township Police Department, one Fort Washington man is facing up to 60 years in prison for robbing three banks, including the March 14, 2013 robbery of First Niagara Bank in the township.

According to court reports from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in New Jersey, Kyle Anthony Wilson, 22, of Camden, N.J., pled guilty on March 4 for three different robberies dating back to March 2013.

Documents state that Wilson robbed the Citizen’s Bank in Giant at the Montgomeryville (1201 Knapp Road, North Wales) location on March 6. On March 11, he hit the PNC Bank in the Giant along Chemical Road in Plymouth Meeting. Marking a third robbery in 12 days, Wilson proceeded to rob the First Niagara in Lower Providence.

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Court reports state that Wilson told the teller to give him the money while pointing a “small black gun.” He netted just $2,040 from the Lower Providence bank.

Lower Providence Police and Philadelphia Police worked together following the March 14 incident, and were able to witness the suspect running from a cab near Second Street and Cambria Avenue. He was later identified and taken into custody due to the work of the two departments.

In total, Wilson’s three robberies gained him just over $5,300. It was also discovered this was not Wilson’s first run in with the law. Just the year before, in June of 2012, he was charged with aggravated assault after a New Jersey-based incident in 2010. Wilson was out on bail from the previous charges, pending his sentence, when he robbed the three Montgomery County banks.

According to court documents, Wilson waived his right to contest the location of his trials. Hearings will be held in “the District of New Jersey” as a result. Wilson is scheduled to be sentenced on June 9 where he could face up to 20 years per bank robbery and a maximum fine of $250,000.

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