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Bank robbery suspect arrested in Philadelphia

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CLEONA, Pa. (WHTM) -

The United States Marshals Service arrested a suspect in a Cleona bank robbery in Philadelphia.

On Feb. 27 a man had entered the Fulton Bank on West Penn Avenue and handed the teller a letter demanding money.

The bank employee gave the man a bag of money, and he then fled the scene. Local police were able to identify the suspect as 23-year-old Karee Pitts.

A judge issued an arrest warrant against Pitts, charging him with bank robbery. An initial investigation revealed Pitts had a lengthy criminal history with prior arrests for second degree murder, robbery, possession of a firearm without a license, and assault.

U.S. Marshals based in Harrisburg discovered that Pitts had fled to the greater Philadelphia area.

On Tuesday morning, March 12, Pitts was arrested in the 4700 block of Loring Street in Philadelphia. He was taken into custody without incident.

Pitts is awaiting extradition to Lebanon County.

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