Mom IDs Pa. man as robber of 3 banks

January 22, 2009 4:45:27 AM PST
A man has been charged with robbing three southwestern Pennsylvania banks after his mother identified him from surveillance photos. Police say 40-year-old James Alborg, of Republic, robbed the National City Bank in New Salem Dec. 19, a Parkvale Bank in Uniontown on Dec. 31, and the First National Bank in North Union Township on Tuesday.

State police say Alborg's mother told them her son recently bought a gun and that she had seen him with large amounts of money recently. Alborg's mother says he told her he won the money playing the lottery.

But police say she identified him when they publicized photos from the bank robberies this week. He remains in the Fayette County Jail.

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Information from: Herald-Standard, http://www.heraldstandard.com/

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