Teens arrested after bank robbery in Gastonia

Teens arrested after bank robbery in Gastonia

Jalen Christopher Davidson (left) and Kevin Lee Long Jr.

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by NewsChannel 36 Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on April 5, 2012 at 5:27 PM

Updated Saturday, Nov 2 at 4:53 AM

GASTONIA, N.C. -- Two teens were arrested shortly after police say they robbed a bank in Gastonia by gunpoint Thursday afternoon.

Gastonia police said the PNC bank off of South New Hope Road was robbed around 2:30 p.m.

Jalen Christopher Davidson, 18, and Kevin Lee Long Jr.,19, of Gastonia were arrested a short distance from the bank.

Police say one of the two teens was armed with a gun and demanded money from a teller.  One of the alleged robbers then left the bank on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Davidson and Long Jr. were charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit armed robbery.

Police say a third male suspect was detained but later released without being charged.

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