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Two Charged in Armed Robbery of Fidelity Bank on Oct. 17

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 27, 2012

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - One resident of New Castle, Pa., and one resident of New Kensington, Pa., have been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of bank robbery and federal firearms laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

The four-count indictment named Regan Tevin Pierre, 20, of New Castle, Pa., and Mario Lanair Robinson, a/k/a Donovan Noris, 24, of New Kensington, Pa.

According to the indictment, Pierre and Robinson committed an armed robbery of the Fidelity Bank, located at 1009 Perry Highway, Pittsburgh, Pa., on or about Oct. 17, 2012, and during that crime of violence, a firearm was used, carried, and brandished. Also on or about Oct. 17, 2012, Robinson possessed a firearm, namely, a Ruger SR 22 caliber, black semi-automatic handgun. Due to a prior conviction for a felony offense, Robinson is prohibited under federal law from possessing a firearm.

The law provides for a total sentence of not less than seven years and up to 25 years in prison, a fine of $250,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Jonathan B. Ortiz is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, Ross Township Police Department, West View Police Department, North Regional Police Department and Ohio Township Police Department conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.

An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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