Emmaus bank robber wants shorter jail sentence
Updated On: Feb 07 2014 04:27:51 PM CST
Joshua Santos of Allentown, charged with robbing an Emmaus bank late last year, is trying to negotiate a shorter jail sentence.
Atty. Eric Dowdle, Santos' lawyer, said a plea deal is in the works.
Dowdle said the prosecution is offering five-year concurrent sentences. The lawyer said he's trying to get even less jail time for Santos but the deal still is being negotiated.
Santos is charged with the Dec. 16 armed robbery of Lafayette Ambassador Bank at 402 State Avenue in Emmaus. He was armed with what appeared to be a handgun and fled with $1,400.
Early on Jan. 11, a suspicious security officer confronted Santos, who was hanging around outside the Holiday Inn at 904 Hamilton St. in Allentown. The guard wrestled him to the ground and held him until police arrived.
Police later identified Santos as the Emmaus bank robbery suspect.
The 22-year-old Santos lives in an apartment in the 900 block of Walnut St. in the city.
At a Friday morning preliminary hearing, the case against Santos was bound over for court.
Formal arraignment is scheduled for March 24.
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