Jared Strong of the Carroll Times Herald reported that two men were arrested in connection with the robbery of a Scranton bank after a tip and a confession from a woman who claimed she unknowingly assisted the two. The two men are Zachary Wailes and Tyler Mattingly. They were arrested in connection with the robbery of Peoples Bank that occurred on February 25, 2021. Wailes is alleged to be the individual who committed the robbery of the bank and made off with around $20,000 from various tellers at the bank. Surveillance footage from the robbery was compared to a previous robbery that Wailes was suspected of committing “and it appeared to be the same person.” Strong writes.
A day later, a woman was arrested for a separate matter but claimed to have information about the robbery that had taken place. The woman had allegedly made a report of a crash just before the robbery was to take place and has said that both Wailes and Mattingly had asked her to make the phone call about the false crash. She claimed to not know that the robbery was going to be committed at that time.
Law enforcement arrested Wailes the next day, and an examination of his cellphone revealed messages between Wailes and Mattingly that discussed items such as a getaway vehicle and talk about how to delete or destroy evidence on a cellphone. Mattingly was arrested on March 3, 2021. Law enforcement has stated that there could be additional criminal charges in the future.
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