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Washington County Man Sentenced to Prison for Armed Bank Robbery

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

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – A former resident of Washington County, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to a term of imprisonment of three years and five months, to be followed by three years of supervised release, on his conviction on a charge of armed bank robbery, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

Chief United States District Judge Joy Flowers Conti imposed the sentence yesterday on Gary White, 21, formerly of Fredericktown, Pa.

According to information presented to the court, on September 20, 2017, White robbed the PNC Bank on Saw Mill Run Blvd with a knife. White instructed one of the two tellers to open the glass partition separating the tellers from the public. When the teller could not remove the glass, White removed the window. He then climbed through the window and ordered the tellers to open several safes located behind the teller counter. He also advised the tellers that he had a gun while motioning towards his hip. The tellers backed away and White removed piles of cash from each safe and placed them into a red drawstring bag that he was carrying. He took $111,409 before fleeing the bank in his vehicle. Authorities were able to identify White from surveillance video as well as his vehicle’s registration. Law enforcement executed search warrants on his apartment and car. The search warrant on the car revealed the red Under Armour bag, containing $103,309, as well as the clothing worn during the robbery and the knife. White turned himself in a few days later and confessed to the robbery.

Assistant United States Attorney Shanicka L. Kennedy prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, along with the Allegheny County Police and Brentwood Police Departments, conducted the investigation leading to the prosecution of this case.

Updated November 20, 2018

Topic
Violent Crime