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  • GREENBURG, Pa. (1/10/12)--A Huntington, W.Va., man was convicted Thursday by a federal jury for his alleged role as the getaway driver in a 2010 armed robbery of Westmoreland Community FCU, Hempfield, Pa., in which four shots were fired and a teller was shot in the stomach. Lamont Laprade, 33, was found guilty on charges of bank robbery, armed robbery and conspiracy to commit both crimes with a firearm (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Jan.6). He allegedly was the getaway driver for David Mathis, Crafton, Pa., in the Jan. 8, 2010 robbery. Mathis was sentenced in November to 25 years in prison for the robbery, in which he allegedly pistol-whipped one teller and shot another when the bullet ricocheted from a computer into the teller's stomach (News Now Nov. 1, 2011, and July 8, 2011.) Laprade faces at least 10 years in prison, said the Pittsburgh newspaper …


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