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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Pittsburgh Man Charged in Six Area Bank Robberies

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

The six-count indictment, returned on February 7, named Gregory Magee, age 47.

According to the indictment, Magee robbed the following banks:

  • On January 20, 2016, First Niagara Bank, 20111 Route 19, Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania 16066, of $5,526.00;
  • On February 29, 2016, First Merit Bank, 2090 West State Street, New Castle, Pennsylvania 16101, of $10,126.00;
  • On March 31, 2016, First Niagara Bank, 4073 Washington Road, McMurray, Pennsylvania 15317, of $9,133.00;
  • On June 8, 2016, First Commonwealth Bank, 5847 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217, of $3,709.00;
  • On August 11, 2016, Citizens Bank, 2537 Constitution Boulevard, Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania 15010, of $12,559.00; and,
  • On November 8, 2016, S&T Bank, 4580 Broadway Boulevard, Monroeville, Pennsylvania 15146, of $78,643.00.


With respect to armed bank robbery, the law provides for a maximum total sentence of not more than 25 years in prison, a fine of $250,000, or both. With respect to bank robbery, the law provides for a maximum total sentence of not more than 20 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 Conor Lamb is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government. The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office, the Monroeville Police Department, the Chippewa Township Police Department, and the Peters Township 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 February 8, 2017