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Hazleton Man Sentenced For Bank Robbery

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

     The United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Senior United States District Court Judge Edwin M. Kosik today sentenced Kevin Andre Parks, age 41, of Hazleton, Pennsylvania, to 60 months’ imprisonment for the September 7, 2012, robbery of the First National Community Bank, located at 340 West Broad Street, Hazleton, Pennsylvania. 
     According to United States Attorney Peter J. Smith, in robbing the bank, Parks stated to one of the tellers "Give me all your cash, I have a gun” and then patted his right pants pocket.  Thereafter, Parks fled to Scranton where he was arrested and found in possession of $3,199 in bank robbery proceeds. Parks did not possess a weapon at the time of his arrest.

     In addition to the 60-month term of imprisonment, Judge Kosik also ordered that Parks be placed on supervised release for a period of three years following the service of his sentence.

     The case was investigated by special agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Scranton Police Department, and the Hazleton Police Department.  Assistant United States Attorney John Gurganus prosecuted the case.

Updated April 17, 2015