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

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Bucks County Man Sentenced To Prison For Robbing McKeesport Bank

PITTSBURGH - A former resident of Morrisville, Pa., has been sentenced in federal court to 46 months on his conviction of bank robbery, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Senior United States District Judge Maurice B. Cohill imposed the sentence on Christopher Gaspersz, age 24.

According to information presented to the court, on Nov. 26, 2013, Gaspersz robbed Huntington Bank located at 1415 5th Avenue, McKeesport, PA, of $3,807.00. After exiting the bank, Gaspersz led police on a foot chase and was ultimately apprehended. Subsequent to being taken into custody, Gaspersz confessed to four additional bank robberies, which are still under investigation.

Assistant United States Attorney Lee J. Karl prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the McKeesport Police Department for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Gaspersz.

Updated July 14, 2015