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Judge Sentences Aliquippa Man to 10 Years in Prison for Robbing Ambridge Bank

July 16, 2014

PITTSBURGH – A Beaver County resident has been sentenced in federal court to 120 months imprisonment on his conviction for committing bank robbery, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Nora Barry Fischer imposed the sentence on Robert Cole, Sr., 45, of Aliquippa, Pa.

According to information presented to the court, on or about June 12, 2013, Cole robbed the Huntington National Bank located at 700 Merchant Street in Ambridge, Pa. Cole entered the bank, stated to the bank teller that he had a gun and was not afraid to use it, and escaped with $1,425.

Assistant United States Attorney Katherine A. King prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Beaver County District Attorney’s Office and the Ambridge Police Department for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Cole.

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