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Jury indicts robbery suspect

| Thursday, March 14, 2002

A Somerset County man suspected of being the notorious "Route 40 Bank Robber" was indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh Tuesday for allegedly robbing four banks in Fayette County and two in Somerset County.

Corbin Jay Will, 29, of 1249 N. Center St., Somerset, was charged with robbing the Promistar Bank in Markleysburg, Henry Clay Township, on Aug. 31; the PNC Bank in Donegal on Sept. 12; the National City Bank of New Salem in Menallen Township, Oct. 10; the National City Bank in Hopwood, Oct. 17; the Promistar Bank of Indian Head, Saltlick Township, Oct. 26; and the Second National Bank of Masontown, South Union Township, Nov. 6.

If convicted, Will faces a maximum sentence of 120 years in prison, a fine of $1.5 million, or both.

State police at Uniontown previously charged Will with four of the heists. He is lodged in the State Correctional Institution in Somerset County on an unspecified parole violation.

In February, Will was charged with institutional vandalism for allegedly chipping away at concrete around a cell window so he could smuggle in contraband. Authorities say Will caused about $500 damage to the cell.

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