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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 23, 2020

Pittsburgh Man Sentenced for Robbing South Side Bank

PITTSBURGH, PA- A former resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to 30 months’ imprisonment, three years’ supervised release, and to pay restitution to the victim bank on his bank robbery conviction, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

United States District Judge Nora Barry Fischer imposed the sentence on Vaughn Carter, 56.

According to information presented to the court, on November 1, 2018, defendant entered the First National Bank, located at 114 East Carson Street, wearing a baseball hat and dark clothing and presented a demand note to a teller, which stated: "This is a robbery. Give me large bills." Carter then took $1,000 from the teller and fled the bank. Law enforcement identified and located Carter after tracking the getaway vehicle and obtaining fingerprints from the vehicle.

Assistant United States Attorney Rebecca L. Silinski is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Carter.

Topic(s): 
Violent Crime
Updated January 24, 2020