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York Man Charged For Armed Robbery Of PNC Bank

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 today that a Criminal Information was filed on September 2, 2016 in U.S. District Court in Harrisburg charging a York man with possession of a weapon by a previous offender, bank robbery, and possession of a weapon in furtherance of a crime of violence. 

According to United States Attorney Peter Smith, Derek Bowman, age 33, used a shot gun to rob the PNC Bank located in York, Pennsylvania on January 9, 2016. 

This matter was investigated by the Pennsylvania State Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Prosecution has been assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Chelsea Schinnour.

Informations are only allegations. All persons charged are presumed to be innocent unless and until found guilty in court.

A sentence following a finding of guilt is imposed by the Judge after consideration of the applicable federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

The maximum penalty under federal law is life in prison, a term of supervised release following imprisonment, and a fine.  Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the Judge is also required to consider and weigh a number of factors, including the nature, circumstances and seriousness of the offense; the history and characteristics of the defendant; and the need to punish the defendant, protect the public and provide for the defendant's educational, vocational and medical needs. For these reasons, the statutory maximum penalty for the offense is not an accurate indicator of the potential sentence for a specific defendant.


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Updated September 6, 2016

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