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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Thornburg Man Charged with Robbery of Coraopolis Convenience Store

PITTSBURGH, PA - A suburban Pittsburgh resident has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of robbery under the federal Hobbs Act statute, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

The one-count Indictment named Tyler Rutherford, age 34, of Pittsburgh, PA (Thornburg).

According to the Indictment, on April 28, 2020, the defendant robbed the Rossi’s Market convenience store in Coraopolis, PA, by means of actual and threatened force and violence, and stole $440 cash from the cash register.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 20 years in prison, a fine of not more than $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 Rebecca L. Silinski is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Robinson 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.

Topic(s): 
Violent Crime
Updated August 28, 2020