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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Floridian Charged with Armed Robbery of Southwest Pennsylvania Banks

PITTSBURGH – A Florida resident has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of violating federal robbery laws, Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song announced today.

The four-count indictment named Robert Stiver, age 42, as the sole defendant.

According to the indictment, on November 2, 2016, Stiver used a firearm to rob the Allegheny Valley Bank in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, of $2,063 Stiver also used a firearm to rob the First Commonwealth in Harmarville, Pennsylvania, of $5,372.

The law provides for a maximum sentence of not more than 25 years in prison, a fine of not more than $250,000, or both for each armed robbery count, and a maximum sentence of not more than 20 years in prison, a fine of not more than $250,000, or both for each robbery count. . Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendants.

Assistant United States Attorney Timothy M. Lanni is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Shaler Township Police Department, and the Harmar Townsip Police Department conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.

An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated March 13, 2017