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Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Friday, January 27, 2017

Philadelphia Man Recieves 192 Month Prison Sentence for Orchestrating String of Bank Robberies

PHILADELPHIA – David Thomas, a/k/a “David Thompson”, 23, of Philadelphia, PA, was sentenced today by U.S. District Court Judge Gerald A. McHugh to 192 months in prison for his role orchestrating and executing four bank robberies over a two-month period from May through July 2015. The Court further ordered Thomas to pay restitution in the amount of $48,408, representing the aggregate of funds stolen during the robberies. On May 14, 2015, Thomas robbed Wells Fargo, located at 52 North Bryn Mawr Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA. On June 2, 2015, Thomas and others robbed this same Wells Fargo branch. On June 30, 2015, Thomas and others robbed TD Bank, located at 8600 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia. Finally, on July 15, 2015, Thomas, armed with a loaded semi-automatic pistol and assisted by others, robbed TD Bank, located at 5501 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia.


The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Philadelphia and Lower Merion Police Departments. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Eric A. Boden.

Updated January 27, 2017