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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 14, 2016

Man Charged with Robbery of Center City Philadelphia Banks

Mikey Phang, 29, of Philadelphia, PA, was charged today by Indictment[1] with bank robbery, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.  The indictment alleges that the defendant robbed the PNC Bank branch located at 1849 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on April 29, 2016, and stole approximately $2,411.98 after presenting a note to the teller demanding cash and representing that he was armed with a gun.  The indictment further alleges that the defendant attempted to rob the HSBC Bank branch located at 1027 Arch Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on June 29, 2016, by entering the bank and presenting a note to the teller demanding cash and representing that he was armed with a gun.   

If convicted the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of 40 years’ imprisonment.

The case was investigated by the FBI, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Joel D. Goldstein.

 

[1]An Indictment is an accusation.  A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated July 15, 2016