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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Pittsburgh Woman Charged in Series of PNC Bank Robberies

PITTSBURGH, PA – A resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges related to a series of bank robberies that occurred in West Mifflin, McCandless, Penn Hills and Bloomfield, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

The five-count Indictment names Jasmine Parrish, 29, as the sole defendant.

According to the Indictment, Parrish conspired to and did commit bank robbery and armed bank robbery at four different PNC locations from June 23, 2018, to November 21, 2018. The PNC banks were located at 452 Clairton Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA; 9805 McKnight Road, Pittsburgh, PA; 206 Rodi Road, Pittsburgh, PA; and 4761 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA. A total of $97,004.00 was taken from the banks during these bank robberies.

As to the June 23, 2018, and September 6, 2018, armed bank robberies, the law provides for a maximum total sentence of not more than 25 years in prison, a fine of not more than $250,000, or both. As to the October 18, 2018, and November 21, 2018, bank robberies, the law provides for a maximum total sentence of 20 years in prison, a fine of $250,000, or both. Additionally, the law provides for a minimum sentence of not less than five years in prison and up to life, a fine of $250,000, or both, for the conspiracy offense. 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 Rebecca L. Silinski is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, West Mifflin Borough Police Department, the McCandless Police Department, the Penn Hills Police Department and the City of Pittsburgh 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.

Topic(s): 
Violent Crime
Updated January 29, 2019