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Philadelphia Man Charged In Two Bank Robberies

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

PHILADELPHIA - Ryan J. McAteer, 35, of Philadelphia, PA, was charged today by indictment with two counts of bank robbery, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. The indictment charges that McAteer robbed the Republic Bank, located at 1601 Walnut Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on May 2, 2016, and Citizens Bank, located at 123 Chestnut Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on May 3, 2016.

If convicted, McAteer faces a maximum sentence of 40 years in prison, a possible fine, three years of supervised release, and a $200 special assessment.

This case has been investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Philadelphia Police Department, the Haddon Township (New Jersey) Police Department, the Haddon Heights (New Jersey) Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Thomas M. Zaleski.


An indictment is an accusation.  A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.                                                                             

Updated June 21, 2016

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