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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, November 6, 2014

Philadelphia Man Charged With Two Counts Of Bank Robbery

Leroy Townsend, 59, of Philadelphia, PA, was charged today by indictment with two counts of bank robbery, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

If convicted the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of 40 years imprisonment, a $500,000 fine, not more than 3 years supervised release and a $200 special assessment.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Philadelphia Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Linwood C. Wright, Jr.

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

Click here to view indictment.

UNITED STATES ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, EASTERN DISTRICTof PENNSYLVANIA
Suite 1250, 615 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
PATTY HARTMAN, Media Contact, 215-861-8525

Updated December 15, 2014