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

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Philadelphia Man Charged With Center City Bank Robbery

John Peck, 51 years old of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was charged today by Information with one count of bank robbery, announced Acting United States Attorney Louis D. Lappen. The defendant is alleged to have robbed Branch Banking and Trust Bank (BB&T), located at 1635 Market Street in the City of Philadelphia, in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on January 30, 2017. The defendant threatened violence against an employee of BB&T Bank with a demand note, while unlawfully taking $566 in United States currency from the bank.


If convicted on the bank robbery, defendant PECK faces a maximum possible sentence of 20 years imprisonment, a 3-year period of supervised release, a $250,000 fine, and a $100 special assessment and restitution in the amount of $566.


The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Philadelphia Division, and the City of Philadelphia Police Department, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kelly A. Lewis Fallenstein.

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