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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Pittsburgh Man Charged with Robbing Four Allegheny County Banks

PITTSBURGH - One resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of armed bank robbery, Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song announced today.

The four-count indictment, returned on April 11, named Derek Hanner, age 28, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as the sole defendant.

According to the Indictment presented to the court, Hanner robbed four banks in December 2016 and January 2017, including two Citizens Banks located in Pittsburgh, as well as the Brentwood Bank, located in Bethel Park.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence at each count of 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 offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Caitlin A. Loughran is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Pittsburgh Police Department, and the Bethel Park 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 April 12, 2017