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Three charged in Lebanon County bank robbery

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LEBANON COUNTY, Pa. – South Lebanon Township Police charge three suspects in the armed robbery of an M&T Bank branch earlier this month.

On April 5th, just before 9:30 a.m. two masked robbers, one armed with a semi-automatic handgun, walked into the M&T bank at 903 State Drive.  The other bandit insinuated that he had a handgun but did not display a weapon. A patron who walked in during the robbery was made to sit down in a chair. The suspects fled the bank with some cash. There were no injuries.

As a result of the ongoing investigation, Keith James Pelker, 27 and Derek James Pelker, 26, both of 422 N. 12th Street, Lebanon and Shannon Lee Gadzouris, 23, of 911 Fern Avenue, Reading were each charged today with 4 counts of Robbery, and 2 counts of Theft by Unlawful Taking.