Bloomfield Post Office Robber Gets Prison Sentence
PITTSBURGH - A Pittsburgh resident has been sentenced in federal court to 35 months imprisonment, followed by three years supervised release, and restitution in the amount of $569 on his conviction of robbing a U.S. Post Office, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.
United States District Judge Mark R. Hornak imposed the sentence yesterday on Joseph R. Filbert, 52.
According to information presented to the court, Dec. 14, 2011, Filbert robbed a U.S. Postal clerk at the Bloomfield Post Office of $569 in U.S. Currency, by flashing what appeared to be a gun and demanding money. Still photos from the Post Office surveillance camera, together with video from a surveillance camera at a nearby business, enabled Postal Inspectors to obtain positive identification of both the car Filbert was operating and of Filbert. Execution of a search warrant resulted in the recovery of the shoes Filbert is believed to have worn in the Post Office robbery.
Assistant United States Attorney Margaret E. Picking prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.
U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the United States Postal Inspection Service for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Filbert.