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New Kensington Man Committed Armed Robbery of North Hills Fidelity Bank

December 18, 2013

PITTSBURGH - A New Kensington man pleaded guilty in federal court to charges of violating federal armed bank robbery and firearms laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Mario Lanair Robinson, a/k/a Donovan Noris, 24, pleaded guilty to two counts before United States District Judge David S. Cercone.

In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that on Oct. 17, 2012, Robinson committed an armed robbery of the Fidelity Bank located at 1009 Perry Highway, Pittsburgh, Pa., and during that crime of violence, a Ruger firearm was used, carried, and brandished.

Judge Cercone scheduled sentencing for April 17, 2014, at 11 a.m. The law provides for a total sentence of not less than seven years and up to life in prison, a fine of $250,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed is 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 that led to the prosecution of Mario Lanair Robinson.

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