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Indictment Charges Serial Bank Robber In New Heists

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA - Carl Anthony Goodwin, 28, of Philadelphia, PA, was charged today by indictment in several robberies in Philadelphia, one of which was committed while he was a resident of a halfway house, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. Goodwin is charged with five robberies, one attempted robbery, and escape from the residential reentry center.

Goodwin had been released to the Kintock Residential Reentry Center at 301 East Erie Avenue (“Kintock”) after completing a 30-month prison sentence for two attempted robberies on banks in Philadelphia. According to the indictment, on June 17, 2013, Goodwin robbed the Dunkin Donuts store at 3705 Germantown Ave. It is further alleged that on June 19, 2013, Goodwin escaped from confinement at the Kintock Residential Reentry Center. It is further alleged that on June 20, 2013 and July 2, 2013, Goodwin robbed the Citizens Bank branch, at 6324 Stenton Ave., and that on June 21, 2013, Goodwin attempted to rob the Bank of America branch located at 3705 Aramingo Avenue. Goodwin is also charged with the June 24, 2013 robbery of the Beneficial Bank branch at 5301 Chew Ave., and the July 7, 2013 robbery of the Wells Fargo Bank branch at 861 East Allegheny Avenue.

If convicted of all charges, Goodwin faces a maximum possible sentence of 125 years in prison, a fine of up to $1.75 million, three years of supervised release, and a $700 special assessment.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Paul G. Shapiro.

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Updated December 15, 2014