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Indictment Charges Three In July 2015 Bank Robbery

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA – Three people were charged today by indictment in an armed bank robbery in Philadelphia, PA, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.  David Thomas, a/k/a David Thompson, 22, Shymeka Miller, a/k/a Shymeka Wright, 24, and Heather Lane, 26, all of Philadelphia, PA, were each charged with armed bank robbery and a related firearm charge for the July 15, 2015 armed robbery of the TD Bank at 5501 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia.  Thomas is also charged with being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.


If convicted of the charges, each defendant faces a mandatory minimum sentenced of seven years in prison with a maximum sentence of life, up to five years of supervised release, possible fines, restitution, special assessments, and forfeiture of the firearm and ammunition.


This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Philadelphia Police Department, and the Philadelphia District Attorney=s Office.  It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Ewald Zittlau.


An Indictment is an accusation.  A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated August 7, 2015

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