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Suspect Held in NV Twp. Bank Robbery

By Staff Reports
The Tube City Almanac
June 23, 2020
Posted in: Crime and Police News

(Photo courtesy Allegheny County sheriff’s office)


A North Braddock man was arrested Tuesday in Clairton in connection with the November 2019 robbery of the Huntington Bank branch in Great Valley Shopping Center, North Versailles Twp.

D’el Lamar Mackey, 38, is charged by North Versailles police with robbery and is being questioned by the FBI in Pittsburgh, said a spokesman for the Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office. A preliminary hearing has not been scheduled.

Mackey also was indicted June 3 by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh and has been charged with one count of bank robbery, court records indicate. The indictment was unsealed Tuesday.

Just after 11:15 a.m. Nov. 13, police were called to the Huntington Bank on Route 30 after witnesses reported that the office had been robbed by a Black male in his mid-30s, wearing a yellow rain coat, black hat, white gloves and black pants, and carrying a backpack.

The man passed a note to a teller, took money and fled, police said.

According to the federal indictment, the robber received $2,859.

Police said Mackey was identified as a suspect in the robbery based on surveilliance video and an investigation, and an arrest warrant was obtained the same day.

Tony Griffith, communications director for Sheriff William P. Mullen, said deputies learned that Mackey was staying at a home in the 500 block of Third Street. Deputies surrounded the home and Mackey surrendered without further incident, he said.

He was transported to the FBI office on Pittsburgh’s South Side for questioning, Griffith said.

Federal prosecutors have asked for Mackey to be detained without bond pending a preliminary hearing in U.S. District Court in Pittsburgh, court records indicate.

Originally published June 23, 2020.

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