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Harrisburg Man Sentenced To 11 Years’ Imprisonment For Cumberland County Armed Bank Robberies

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

HARRISBURG - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that on February 16, 2021, Aaron Johnson, age 30, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, was sentenced to 132 months’ imprisonment followed by five years on supervised release by Chief U.S. District Court Judge John E. Jones III, for armed bank robbery.

According to Acting United States Attorney Bruce D. Brandler, Johnson committed four armed bank robberies in Cumberland County between February and September 2019:

  • AmeriChoice Federal Credit Union on February 15, 2019, stole $6,300;
  • Centric Bank on July 12, 2019, stole $8,450;
  • BB&T Bank on July 31, 2019, stole $10,079; and
  • PNC Bank on August 19, 2019, stole $2,734.

Chief Judge Jones also ordered Johnson to pay restitution to the banks in the amount of $27,563.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Lower Allen Police Department, East Pennsboro Township Police Department, Camp Hill Borough Police Department, and the Hampden Township Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Johnny Baer is prosecuting the case.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. The Department of Justice reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally-based strategies to reduce violent crime.


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Updated February 17, 2021

Violent Crime