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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 7, 2018

McKees Rocks Man Charged with Robbing Two Family Dollar Stores, One Bank

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - One resident of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on charges of armed bank robbery and Hobbs Act Robbery, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

The three-count indictment, returned on June 5, named Hugo Lopez, age 55, formerly of McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, as the sole defendant.

According to the indictment, on or about February 6, 2018, Lopez robbed Family Dollar, located at 2020 Spring Garden Avenue, in Pittsburgh, PA. The indictment also alleges that on or about March 8, 2018, Lopez robbed Dollar General, located at 508 Pine Hollow Road, in McKees Rocks, PA. The indictment further alleges that on or about March 22, 2018, Lopez robbed at gunpoint the PNC Bank located at 500 Pine Hollow Road, in McKees Rocks, PA. PNC Bank is insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of up to 25 years in prison, a fine of $250,000, or both. 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 defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Shanicka L. Kennedy is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Allegheny County Police, the City of Pittsburgh Police, and the Kennedy Township Police Departments, 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.

Topic(s): 
Violent Crime
Updated June 7, 2018