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

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Man Charged With Robbery Of Kensington Bank And Attempted Robbery Of South Philadelphia Bank

William Minson, 49 of Philadelphia was charged today by Indictment[1] with one count of bank robbery and one count of attempted bank robbery, announced U.S. Attorney Zane David Memeger. The indictment charges that Minson robbed the Hyperion Bank, located at 199 West Girard Avenue in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on August 19, 2016, and attempted to rob the Wells Fargo Bank, located at 2300 Snyder Avenue in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on August 22, 2016.

If convicted, Minson faces a maximum sentence of 40 years' imprisonment, a $500,000 fine, three years supervised release, and a $200 special assessment.

This case has been investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Philadelphia Police Department. The case has been assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Thomas M. Zaleski.


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

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Updated September 29, 2016