Northeast Times

Federal charges against Northeast bank robber

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The U.S. At­tor­ney’s Of­fice an­nounced the fil­ing of a five-count fed­er­al grand jury in­dict­ment against a Phil­adelphia man ac­cused of two armed rob­ber­ies of a North­east bank, as well as the rob­bery of a loc­al con­veni­ence store.

Chris­toph­er Cedres, 37, has been in loc­al cus­tody since Phil­adelphia po­lice ar­res­ted him on Jan. 14 in con­nec­tion with the rob­ber­ies. He has failed to post 10 per­cent of $25,000 bail.

The new fed­er­al charges, an­nounced last Thursday, in­clude two counts of bank rob­bery, in­ter­fer­ing with in­ter­state com­merce and two fire­arm vi­ol­a­tions.

Cedres is ac­cused of rob­bing the Re­pub­lic Bank, at 7300 Frank­ford Ave., at gun­point last June 21 and again last Dec. 7. Each time, he al­legedly made off with about $560 cash. Then on Jan. 14, he al­legedly robbed the Wawa, at 6935 Castor Ave., and made off with one pack of New­port ci­gar­ettes.

If con­victed, he faces pos­sible life im­pris­on­ment and would be sub­jec­ted to a man­dat­ory min­im­um of sev­en years in pris­on, five years of su­per­vised re­lease and a $1.5 mil­lion fine. ••

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