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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Verona Man Charged with Robbery of First Commonwealth Bank in Edgewood

PITTSBURGH – An Allegheny County resident has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of bank robbery, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

The one-count indictment, returned on May 3, named Christopher Gregg, age 44, of Verona, Pennsylvania, as the sole defendant.

According to the indictment, on or about Feb. 22, 2016, Gregg robbed First Commonwealth Bank, located at 1105 S. Braddock Avenue, in Edgewood, PA 15218. The bank is 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 Shanicka L. Kennedy is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, along with the Allegheny County Police and Edgewood 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.

Updated May 4, 2016