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

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

York Man Indicted For Armed Bank Robbery And Armed Robbery Of A Convenience Store

HARRISBURG– The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Austin Carr, age 23, of York, Pennsylvania, was indicted by a federal grand jury with armed bank robbery, the armed robbery of a convenience store, and two counts of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence.


According to U.S. Attorney Bruce D. Brandler, the indictment alleges that Carr robbed the Turkey Hill on West Market Street in York on June 14, 2017, using a silver and black .380 caliber, Smith and Wesson handgun. Carr allegedly used the same firearm to rob the M&T Bank on West Market Street in York on June 17, 2017.


The matter was investigated by the FBI Capital City Violent Crimes Task Force, the York City Police Department, the West York Borough Police Department, and the West Manchester Township Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Scott R. Ford is prosecuting the case.


This case was brought as part of the Violent Crime Reduction Partnership (“VCRP”), a district wide initiative to combat the spread of violent crime in the Middle District of Pennsylvania. Led by the United States Attorney’s Office, the VCRP consists of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies whose mission is to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who commit violent crimes with firearms.


Indictments 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 imprisonment, 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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Violent Crime
Updated July 12, 2017