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Carlisle man pleads guilty to bank robberies in Cumberland, York counties

HARRISBURG, Pa. –  Jeffrey Turns, 32, of Carlisle, pleaded guilty this morning in federal court in Harrisburg to committing two bank robberies and federal...
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HARRISBURG, Pa. –  Jeffrey Turns, 32, of Carlisle, pleaded guilty this morning in federal court in Harrisburg to committing two bank robberies and federal firearms violations.

According to the United States Attorney, Turns robbed two banks in August 2015, one in Mechanicsburg, in Cumberland County, and one in Dillsburg, York County using a firearm. Turns was apprehended just after the second bank robbery through a cooperative effort by Upper Allen Township Police Department, Camp Hill Police Department, Lower Allen Township Police Department, and the Pennsylvania State Police.

When taken into custody, Turns was fleeing in a stolen car with one firearm in his waistband, and nine additional stolen firearms in the back of the car.

Turns, who will be sentenced at a later date, faces a maximum of life imprisonment, a term of supervised release following imprisonment, and a fine.