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

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Pittsburgh Man Indicted on Bank Robbery Charges

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

The two-count indictment, returned on May 1, named Timothy Sowinski, age 49, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as the sole defendant.

According to the indictment, on or about March 12, 2018, Sowinski robbed Northwest Bank, located at 535 Smithfield Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222; and on or about March 14, 2018, Sowinski attempted to rob PNC Bank located at 5601 Walnut Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15232. Both banks are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 25 years in prison, a fine of $250,000.00, 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 Christy C. Wiegand is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, along with the City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, 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.

Violent Crime
Updated May 2, 2018