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Shots fired, 3 men arrested after Emmaus bank robbery

Published December 31. 2010 05:00PM

EMMAUS, Pa. (AP) - Police arrested three men suspected of trying to rob a bank in northeast Pennsylvania Thursday, after they exchanged shots while trying to get away.

Emmaus Sgt. Karl Geschwindt told The Express-Times of Easton Thursday that Issah J. Sampson and Edward Anthony Maye, both of Allentown, were captured and arrested shortly after the robbery just after 9 a.m. at KNBT Bank. A third suspect, Hishamu T. Curry, of Philadelphia, was arrested around 6:30 p.m. in Allentown.

He told the paper that police were fired on by the suspects as they pursued them in the morning, but no officers were hurt and a pair of semiautomatic weapons were recovered.

Police said the bank's assistant manager was pistol-whipped by one of the suspects but the injuries aren't believed to be life-threatening.

Sampson faces charges of criminal intent to commit homicide, aggravated assault on a police officer, robbery, criminal conspiracy to commit robbery and felon not to possess firearms. Maye was charged with robbery, criminal conspiracy to commit robbery, aggravated assault and felon not to possess firearms.

Curry faces charges of robbery criminal conspiracy to commit robbery and felon not to possess firearms.

Information from: The Express-Times, http://www.lehighvalleylive.com

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