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Police name Shenango Township bank robbery suspect

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SHENANGO TOWNSHIP, Lawrence Co., Pa. -

A New Castle man has been charged with robbing a bank in Shenango Township earlier this month.

Authorities in Lawrence County say they identified a man suspected of robbing a bank in Shenango Township earlier this month.

Township police announced on Friday that with the help of tips from members of the public, they filed charges against 30-year-old James Hooks for the robbery of the PNC Branch on Friday, March 2.

Hooks is charged with robbery, theft and receiving stolen property

Police posted surveillance images of the suspect on its Facebook page just hours after the morning robbery, which caused nearby Shenango Area schools to go on lockdown.

Police say the suspect entered the bank and took an undisclosed amount of money.

Officers do not believe that a weapon was used.

As of early Friday evening, Hooks had not been arrested.

In 2011 Hooks was sentenced to one-and-a-half to three years in prison for burglary.

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