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

Friday, May 4, 2018

Berwick Man Sentenced For Bank Robbery

SCRANTON - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Justin Weist, age 26, of Berwick, Pennsylvania, was sentenced on May 2, 2018, to 33 months’ imprisonment by United States District Court Judge Robert D. Mariani for Bank Robbery. 

According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, Weist admitted to the February 23, 2017, robbery of First National Bank in Tannersvile, Monroe County, Pennsylvania during his guilty plea on October 11, 2017.  Weist stole $1,800, all of which was recovered.  Weist, who did not possess a weapon, robbed the bank by presenting a note to a teller demanding money.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Sean A. Camoni.


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Updated May 4, 2018