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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 7, 2013

Boyertown Man Charged With Armed Bank Robbery

Marcus Akiem Ricketts, 35, of Boyertown, Pennsylvania was charged today by
indictment with armed bank robbery and using and carrying a firearm during a crime of violence, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. These charges stem from the July 2, 2012, armed robbery of the Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company (“M&T Bank”), formerly located at 760 North Pottstown Pike, in Exton, Pennsylvania of approximately $27,906.

If convicted, Ricketts faces a 7-year mandatory minimum term of imprisonment, five years of supervised release, a $500,000 fine, and a $200 special assessment.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigations, the Uwchlan Township Police Department, the Upper Uwchlan Township Police Department, the West Whiteland Township Police Department, the Chester County Sheriff’s Department, the Chester County Detectives, and the Chester County District Attorney’s Office, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jeffery W. Whitt.

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