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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Beaver County Man Charged in Two Area Robberies

PITTSBURGH, PA - A resident of Koppel, Pennsylvania, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charges of Hobbs Act Robbery and Bank Robbery, Acting United States Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman announced today.

The two-count Superseding Indictment named Christopher Mangelli, age 36, as the sole defendant.

According to the Superseding Indictment, on or about August 30, 2020, Mangelli robbed a Kwik Fill convenience store, in Western Pennsylvania, against the will of its employees. Mangelli exited the store with $117.00. Additionally, on or about September 11, 2020, Mangelli robbed Huntington Bank in New Brighton, Pennsylvania in the amount of $1,440.00.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of not more than 20 years in prison, a fine of not more than $250,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Benjamin J. Risacher is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Cranberry Township Police Department conducted the investigation leading to the Superseding Indictment in this case.

A superseding indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Topic(s): 
Violent Crime
Updated March 17, 2021