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September 27, 2010


Pennsylvania Resident Sentenced for
WesBanco Bank Robbery

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA — A 30 year old Brownsville, Pennsylvania, resident was sentenced today (September 27, 2010) for the August bank robbery of the Wheeling Island WesBanco.

United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that PATRICK ZACHARY ZETKA was sentenced to 151 months imprisonment to be followed by three years of supervised release and ordered to make restitution in the amount of $6,190.36. ZETKA entered a plea of guilty on June 7, 2010, to one-count of an Indictment charging him with the bank robbery on August 11, 2009, of WesBanco located at 141 Zane Street, Wheeling. After lunging up onto the teller’s counter, ZETKA took $4,250 in United States currency from the teller’s drawer before running from the bank. A sweatshirt and hat found on the riverbank later that day were positively identified by witnesses, and the sweatshirt had ink marks on the sleeve where a second teller had jabbed the robber with an ink pen while he was reaching into the money drawer. A report was issued by the West Virginia State Police Crime Lab stating that the sweatshirt and hat submitted by the police following the robbery contained DNA evidence and that a match had been made to a convicted offender from Pennsylvania named PATRICK ZETKA.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Randolph J. Bernard and was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Wheeling Police Department.

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