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

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Philadelphia Man Charged With Three Counts Of Bank Robbery

Raheem Pleasant of Philadelphia, PA, was charged today by Indictment with three counts of bank robbery in connection with a string of robberies that occurred in the Philadelphia area in December and January, announced Acting United States Attorney Louis D. Lappen. The Indictment alleges that on three separate occasions between December 17, 2016 and January 2, 2017, Pleasant entered and robbed branch locations of TD Bank, an FDIC-insured institution, by use of force and violence, and by intimidation.


If convicted the defendant faces a maximum sentence of 60 years in prison.


The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Violent Crimes Task Force and local law enforcement agencies, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Sean P. McDonnell.


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



Updated February 2, 2017