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BOROUGH'S MAYOR CHARGED IN $1,500 BANK ROBBERY

The mayor of a Philadelphia suburb faced criminal charges Sunday for his alleged role in a daring daylight bank robbery last week, police said.

Police said Mayor Daniel Devlin of Upper Darby Borough entered a local Mellon PSFS Bank branch Friday wearing sunglasses, a Miami Dolphins jacket and a baseball cap.

He allegedly told a teller that he had a bomb and demanded cash. The teller turned over $1,500, and Devlin walked casually out of the bank, police said. He surrendered to authorities half an hour later, according to police.

News reports said the mayor, who lost his re-election bid last month after serving a single four-year term, was apparently worried about money because he had been unable to keep his job with the Pennsylvania State Lottery.

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