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Harrisburg Man Charged with Robbing Banks in Harrisburg and York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 29, 2012

     The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a Harrisburg man was indicted by a federal grand jury in Harrisburg today on bank robbery charges.

     According to United States Attorney Peter J. Smith, Angel M. Pomales, age 43, is charged with allegedly robbing the Fulton Bank and Sovereign Bank, both in Harrisburg, and the White Rose Credit Union in York, Pennsylvania.

     On March 14, 2002, the Fulton Bank located at 1429 North Third Street, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania was robbed and $2,000 was stolen from the bank. A week later, on March 22, 2012, the Sovereign Bank located at 235 North Second Street, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania was robbed and again $2,000 was stolen from the bank. On April 2, 2012, the White Rose Credit Union located at 107 E. Philadelphia Street, York, Pennsylvania was robbed and $2,000 was stolen from the bank.

     If convicted, Pomales faces a maximum of 60 years’ imprisonment and fines of up to $750,000.

     This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Capital City Safe Streets Task Force; Harrisburg City Police Department, Swatara Township Police Department and the York City Police Department. Prosecution has been assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Daryl F. Bloom.

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