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

Friday, May 27, 2016

Federal Jury Finds North Side Man Guilty in Armed Robbery of Beaver Falls Bank

PITTSBURGH - After deliberating just under two hours, a federal jury of nine men and three women found Derrick Grant guilty of three crimes on May 27, 2016: bank robbery, armed bank robbery, and using and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Derrick Grant, 27, formerly of Pittsburgh, PA was tried before Senior United States District Judge Donetta W. Ambrose in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

According to Assistant United States Attorney Barbara K. Doolittle, who prosecuted the case, the evidence presented at trial established that on October 9, 2015, Derrick Grant, robbed the First National Bank in Beaver Falls. Grant, armed with a firearm, entered the bank and stole a total of $5,523 from three tellers.

Judge Ambrose scheduled sentencing for Sept. 27, 2016 at 11 a.m. The law provides for a total sentence of not less than 7 years and up to life in prison, a fine of $250,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed is based on the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Ross Township Police Department and the Beaver Falls Police Department conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Derrick Grant.

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