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Lancaster Pair Charged In Bank Robbery

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

An Indictment was filed today charging Kyle Costello, 27, and Matthew Hill, 29, both of Lancaster, PA, with conspiracy to commit armed bank robbery, armed bank robbery, carrying and using a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, and aiding and abetting, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.  Hill is also charged with attempted bank robbery.

According to the indictment, on November 7, 2013, the defendants robbed the National Penn Bank, on Lancaster Pike in Shillington, Pennsylvania, at gunpoint.  It is further alleged that on December 6, 2013, Hill tried to rob the Susquehanna Bank, on E. Market Street in York, Pennsylvania.

If convicted the defendants face a maximum possible sentence of life in prison, with a mandatory minimum sentence of seven years consecutive to any other sentence imposed, and a fine of up to $1million.

The case was investigated by the FBI, York City Police Department, Cumru Township Police Department, Lancaster City Police Department.  It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Salvatore L. Astolfi.

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An Indictment, Information or Criminal Complaint is an accusation.  A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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Updated December 15, 2014