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Two Pittsburgh-area Men Charged with Robbing PNC Bank in Washington, PA

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH – Two Pittsburgh-area residents have been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of bank robbery, United States Attorney Cindy K. Chung announced today.

The three-count Superseding Indictment named Anthony West, age 28, formerly of McKees Rocks, PA, and Brandin Gardner, age 25, of Pittsburgh’s Beltzhoover neighborhood, as defendants.

According to the Superseding Indictment, on or about September 12, 2021 and continuing to on or about September 16, 2021, Mr. West and Mr. Gardner conspired to commit bank robbery and committed bank robbery of the PNC Bank, located at 319 Washington Road, in Washington, Pennsylvania, 15301.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of not more than 20 years in prison, a fine, or a combination thereof. 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 Brian W. Castello is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted the investigation leading to the Superseding Indictment in this case.

A superseding indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated February 28, 2022

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