PITTSBURGH, PA- A former resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of bank robbery, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.
Barry Daniels, 30, pleaded guilty to one count before United States District Judge Donetta W. Ambrose.
In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that on or about September 12, 2018, Daniels, wearing a Pirates hat and a black buttoned-up McDonald's shirt, entered the PNC Bank at 4917 Homeville Road, West Mifflin, PA 15122, handed the teller a deposit slip with a note on the back, which read: "Give me all of your 100s and 50s." The Court was further advised that Daniels took $505.00 from the bank teller. Additionally, the Court was informed that Daniels was captured on surveillance video driving a black vehicle into the bank parking lot and, after the robbery, he was observed entering the same vehicle, which he then drove out of the parking lot.
Judge Ambrose scheduled sentencing for July 25, 2019. 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 offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant. Daniels remains detained pending the sentencing hearing.
Assistant United States Attorney Rebecca L. Silinski is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the West Mifflin Police Department, and the Turtle Creek Police Department conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Daniels.