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

Thursday, February 16, 2017

York Man Sentenced To 141 Months’ Imprisonment For Armed Bank Robbery

HARRISBURG- The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Derek Bowman, age 33, of York, Pennsylvania, was sentenced on February 15, 2017, to 141 months’ imprisonment by United States District Court Judge William J. Caldwell for the armed robbery of PNC bank in York, Pennsylvania, on January 9, 2016.


According to United States Attorney Bruce D. Brandler, Bowman entered the PNC bank branch located on East Market Street, in York, with a sawed-off shotgun. He pointed the shotgun at a bank employee and demanded money from her drawer. He stole approximately $3,000 from the bank before fleeing the scene. Bowman was arrested by Pennsylvania State Police the next day and was found to be in possession of money and heroin. The shotgun was later recovered by Springettsbury Township Police.


This matter was investigated by the Springettsbury Township Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Chelsea Schinnour prosecuted 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.



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Violent Crime
Updated February 16, 2017