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Judge Sentences Armed Bank Robber to 8 Years in Prison

June 29, 2012

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A resident of Temple Hills, Md., has been sentenced in federal court to eight years in prison, to be followed by five years supervised release, on his conviction of bank robbery and armed bank robbery, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Terrence F. McVerry imposed the sentence on Allen Brown, 48, formerly of Temple Hills, Maryland.

According to information presented during the trial, which occurred in February of 2012, Brown and one other individual robbed the S & T Bank located at 420 Armstrong Street, Ford City, Pa., on October 1, 2007. The two robbers entered the bank while brandishing pistols and wearing Halloween masks. When the robbers exited the bank after the robbery, they stole an Armstrong County School District van from a nearby lot and used it as a getaway vehicle.

Assistant United States Attorney Shaun E. Sweeney prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Pennsylvania State Police for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Brown.

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