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Suspect dies in Pennsylvania jail, third death since April

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PITTSBURGH (AP) - A Pennsylvania man charged with two armed bank robberies has died in the Allegheny County Jail.

The county medical examiner's office says 39-year-old Joel Velasquez-Reyes died Saturday around 8 p.m. The cause and manner of death has not been released.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/2sGxWEx ) that Velasquez-Reyes was scheduled for a court hearing Tuesday. He was facing various charges including robbery, conspiracy and gun violations.

Police say he took $9,500 from a bank at gunpoint in April and $14,500 from another bank in May. In both cases, he was seen getting away in a car driven by 32-year-old Alexandra Osche.

According to the Post-Gazette, the death of Velazquez-Reyes is the third at the jail since April.

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