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Local Man, 22, Sentenced to 14 Years for Armed Robberies in Pittsburgh and Its Eastern Suburbs

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

PITTSBURGH - A resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to 14 years of incarceration on his conviction of several counts of robbery, brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence, and conspiracy, Acting United States Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman announced today.

United States District Judge William S. Stickman, IV imposed the sentence on True Kinnon, age 22, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

According to information presented to the court, True Kinnon and his coconspirators committed several armed robberies from November 2018 through February 2019. These robberies targeted local businesses in the City of Pittsburgh and several of the eastern suburbs of the city, including Penn Hills, Monroeville, Turtle Creek, and Oakmont. During these robberies, Kinnon and his coconspirators brandished a variety of weapons, including an assault-style rifle and a revolver, and robbed both store employees and customers who were in the store at the time of the robberies. Kinnon had pleaded guilty for his involvement in seven separate robberies.

Prior to imposing sentence, Judge Stickman noted the severity of the defendant’s conduct, and found that the sentence of 14 years of incarceration, which was agreed upon by the parties, was a significant one that reflected the seriousness of the defendant’s crimes.

Assistant United States Attorney Douglas C. Maloney prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

Acting United States Attorney Kaufman commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Monroeville Police Department, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, the Penn Hills Police Department, the Wilkins Township Police Department, and the Oakmont Police Department for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Kinnon.

Updated November 16, 2021

Violent Crime