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Erie Bank Robber Sentenced to 3 Years in Federal Prison

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Pennsylvania

ERIE, Pa. - A former resident of Erie, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to three years (36 months) in prison on his conviction of bank robbery, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

United States District Judge Susan Paradise Baxter imposed the sentence on Peter Plaza, Jr., 37.

According to information presented to the court, on or about December 13, 2018, Plaza entered the Northwest Bank, located at 3407 Liberty Street in Erie, and by force, violence and intimidation took $4,750. 

Assistant United States Attorney Christian A. Trabold prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

United States Attorney Brady commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Erie Police Department for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Plaza.

Updated August 8, 2019

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