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Allentown man's robberies get him 8 to 20 years behind bars

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - An Allentown man was sentenced Monday after he pleaded guilty to charges of robbery, receiving stolen property and fleeing and eluding police in September.  

Lehigh County Courts says John Cruz will face eight to 20 years in prison. 

Cruz's charges followed his arrest for an armed robbery of the Key Bank in Emmaus in February. He fled that seen in a stolen SUV, leading responding officers on a chase that ended in a crash on Route 309 in nearby Upper Saucon Township, police said.

Weeks after his arrest for that robbery, Cruz was charged in the robbery of a Santander Bank in Whitehall Township in May 2016.

 


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