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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, March 21, 2022

North Hills Man Pleads Guilty to Bank Robberies in Two Counties

PITTSBURGH, PA - A former resident of McCandless, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty in federal court to robbing three area banks and attempting to rob a fourth bank, United States Attorney Cindy K. Chung announced today.

Dylan Michael Poole, age 24, pleaded guilty to three counts of bank robbery and one count of attempted bank robbery before Chief United States District Judge Mark R. Hornak.

In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that Poole robbed a WesBanco Bank in McCandless, Pennsylvania on or about November 8, 2018; a PNC Bank in Donegal, Pennsylvania on or about November 9, 2018; and a First National Bank in Wexford, Pennsylvania on or about November 13, 2018. In addition, on or about November 15, 2018, Poole attempted to rob a PNC Bank in Latrobe, Pennsylvania..

Chief Judge Hornak scheduled sentencing for July 20, 2022, at 9:30 AM. The law provides for a total sentence of 20 years in prison, a fine of $250,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed is based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Pending sentencing, the court continued the defendant’s bond of $25,000.

Assistant United States Attorney Yvonne M. Saadi is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The FBI Pittsburgh’s Violent Crimes Task Force, with assistance from the Pennsylvania State Police, Northern Regional Police Department, Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office, McCandless Police Department and Shaler Township Police Department conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Poole.

Topic(s): 
Violent Crime
Updated March 22, 2022