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Man charged in Chambersburg Patriot Federal Credit Union robbery

November 07, 2007|By DON AINES

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Chambersburg police have charged a borough man with Monday's holdup at the Patriot Federal Credit Union on South Federal Street, identifying him by video surveillance and witnesses who saw him nearby just before the robbery.

Matthew C. Marks, 35, of 208 S. Second St., was taken into custody Tuesday and charged with robbery, theft and receiving stolen property, police said. He was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Todd R. Williams and taken to Franklin County Jail on $50,000 bond.

The credit union was held up at about 8:30 a.m. by a heavyset black male who handed a teller a handwritten note demanding cash. The man was wearing a black baseball cap with silver lettering and a gray sweat shirt with a torn collar, police said.

Police said they spoke with two witnesses who had seen Marks within a block of the credit union, one of whom said she spoke to Marks about 20 minutes before the robbery and recalled him wearing a black baseball cap with silver lettering.

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Searching the area, police found a black New York Yankees cap and a sweat shirt with a torn collar that apparently had been discarded by the robber. The sweat shirt and cap matched what the man was wearing in the credit union surveillance tape, police said.

The teller was later shown a photo lineup and identified Marks as the robber, police said.

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