The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

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November 17, 2012

Police nab Valley bank heist suspect

By Marcia Moore

The Daily Item

BEAVER SPRINGS — State police have nabbed a suspect in three recent bank robberies, including the Nov. 5 heist at Swineford National Bank in Beaver Springs.

State police at Selinsgrove on Saturday reported that Richard Lloyd Lockett, 38, of Harrisburg, was arrested by Lewistown troopers on Friday in connection with the Snyder County bank robbery and two others, in Port Royal and Thompsontown.

Lockett is being held in Mifflin County Prison on a probation violation.

Formal robbery charges are expected to be filed Monday, Selinsgrove troopers said.

Employees of the Swineford National Bank in Beaver Springs said the robber walked into the Route 522 office at 9:30 a.m. wearing a dust mask and camouflage coat and demanded cash.

He did not display a weapon and got away with an undetermined amount of money.

Lockett has a lengthy rap sheet dating to 1995 that includes convictions for robbery, theft, receiving stolen property and drug possession, according to court records.


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