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

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Braddock Man Sentenced to 9 Years in Prison for Robbing Banks, Adult Mart

PITTSBURGH- A former resident of Braddock, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court in Pittsburgh to 9 years in prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release, on his conviction of robbery and bank robbery, Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song announced today.

United States District Judge Nora Barry Fischer imposed the sentence on Wallace Banks, age 35, formerly of Braddock, Pennsylvania.

According to information presented to the Court, on August 15, 2016, Banks robbed WesBanco Bank, located at 807 Middle Street, Pittsburgh, PA, of $880. In addition, on August 12, 2016, and again on August 16, 2016, Banks robbed Adult Mart, located at 346 Boulevard of the Allies, Pittsburgh, PA, obtaining a total of $408. Finally, on August 15, 2016, Banks robbed Huntington Bank, located at 650 Smithfield Street, Pittsburgh, PA, of $2,067. As part of his sentence, Banks is required to pay restitution to the victims of his crimes.

Assistant United States Attorneys Troy Rivetti and Rachael L. Dizard prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

Acting United States Attorney Song commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Pittsburgh Police Department for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Wallace Banks.

Updated December 6, 2017