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PA Man Charged in Towson Bank Robberies

Jason Haldeman, 36, is being held without bail in the Baltimore County Detention Center on five counts of armed robbery.

 

Police said they have arrested and charged a Pennsylvania man with five Towson bank robberies dating back to last November.

Jason Lee Haldeman, 36, of the 200 block of West Jackson St. in York, was arrested on May 4 in Towson, according to police spokeswoman Louise Rogers-Feher.

He is being held without bail at the , according to online court records.

Police believe Haldeman was responsible for five robberies between Nov. 15 and April 20 at four banks, including the on Fairmount Avenue on Nov. 15 and March 8, the nearby  on Jan. 13,   on April 3 and the branch on Chesapeake Avenue on April 20.

Surveillance footage in the crimes captured a man dressed in athletic wear and glasses.

Police said they believe that Haldeman used York County's rabbittransit bus to get to Towson.

In 2005, Haldeman was arrested in connection with three bank robberies in Lancaster, PA, according to a report on LancasterOnline.com. He was found guilty of those robberies, according to Baltimore County police. 

Haldeman's arrest was first noted by the blog Baltimore Crime.

Tom Sharp May 10, 2012 at 07:15 PM
How can you get found guilty of robbing three banks, a federal crime, and be out of jail in 2012? Obviously a Clinton-appointee judge.
ForgettableName May 11, 2012 at 01:25 AM
Pretty easy actually, he was charged federally, so if he got anything less then 14 years, and assuming he was a well behaved prisoner, he would be out well before 2012. Add in the fact that he never used a weapon and he likely plead guilty, a less then 14 year sentence is not surprising in the least.
ForgettableName May 11, 2012 at 01:26 AM
Sorry, meant to say he wasn't charged federally
Kasper Murphy June 01, 2012 at 04:52 PM
The reason his crimes were never chared federally, was because he never used a weapon, to be charged with federal bank robbery, a weapon must be used or the crimes cross state lines, it has nothing to do with a Clinton appointed judge, it's the law, look it up. Plus, while in prison he completed and participated in every group that was assigned to him, plus more. He made parole because of the above mentioned programming, attending college and being a model inmate.
Tom Sharp June 01, 2012 at 06:38 PM
Either way it's a federal crime, look it up: 18 USC § 2113(a) unarmed = "not more than 20 years" 18 USC § 2113(d) armed = "not more than 25 years" Then, multiply it by three. Even larceny against a federally-insured bank is a federal crime.

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