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Five men robbed more than $550,000 during a string of armed credit union robberies over two years, and attempted or planned to rob at least five other credit unions throughout upstate New York, federal officials said.

According to a superseding indictment filed by federal prosecutors in Buffalo, N.Y., earlier this month, Myron McCollum, 33, and Ronald Morris, 46, both of Buffalo, have been charged with multiple felony counts of aggravated bank robbery, larceny, conspiracy to commit bank robbery, and possessing and brandishing a firearm during three credit union robberies. Another co-conspirator, Adrian Applewhite, was also named in the superseding indictment but was not charged. He pleaded guilty earlier for his role in two of the three robberies and is awaiting sentencing.

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