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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Armed Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested by U.S. Marshals Task Force



Robbery Occurred in October 2011

Harrisburg, PA – U.S. Marshal Martin J. Pane announced today the United States Marshals Service arrested a York County fugitive in North Carolina who was wanted since 2011 for an armed bank robbery. U.S. Marshals arrested Thomas Landon today in Charlotte, North Carolina. Landon, 23, is charged with the October 2011 armed robbery of the Fulton Bank on Susquehanna Trail in York, Pennsylvania.

An investigation conducted by the Northern York County Regional Police Department determined that several armed assailants robbed the institution of an undisclosed amount of currency. One of the alleged assailants was identified as Thomas Landon of York, Pennsylvania.

On June 20, 2013, Senior District Justice Margaret Bria issued an arrest warrant charging Landon with robbery – threat immediate serious injury; robbery – demand money from financial institution; conspiracy to commit robbery – threat immediate serious injury; firearms not to be carried without a license; theft by unlawful taking; and receiving stolen property.

In March 2014, the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force in the Middle District of Pennsylvania adopted this fugitive case.

USMS personnel and task force officers developed information that Landon may have fled to the greater Charlotte, North Carolina area. An investigative lead was sent to the USMS Violent Offenders Task Force in the Western District of North Carolina. On May 21, Charlotte-based Deputy U.S. Marshals and task force officers located and arrested Landon without incident in the 6700 block of Hidden Forest Drive in Charlotte. Landon was turned over to local authorities for processing and court proceedings related to his extradition to Pennsylvania.

United States Marshal Martin J. Pane stated, “The U.S. Marshals Service places a high priority on fugitive cases in which the use or threat of violence against innocent victims occurs. Further, robbery from a banking institution undermines our country’s financial confidence. In working with our law enforcement partners, a dangerous fugitive will now face justice and our communities will be a bit safer.”

The USMS worked jointly in this investigation with personnel from the Northern York County Regional Police Department. This agency is a participating member of the USMS Fugitive Task Force in the Middle District of Pennsylvania. Additional assistance was provided by USMS personnel and task force officers from the Western District of North Carolina.

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