West End Man Held in Homestead Bank Robbery

By Jason Togyer | Posted in: Crime and Police News

A man from Pittsburgh's West End is being held in Allegheny County Jail in lieu of $75,000 bond after police charged him in connection with a bank robbery in Homestead.

Christian Moore, 27, faces a preliminary hearing Sept. 13 before Magisterial District Judge Thomas Torkowsky in Munhall.

Allegheny County police said a man entered the First National Bank branch at 116 W. Eighth Ave. in Homestead at 1:40 p.m. Tueaday and gave a bank teller a note demanding money. The note said the man was armed.

Police said the bank robber was given "an unknown amount of money" and then fled on foot.

Homestead and other police responded and spotted a man matching the description of the bank robber on Johnston Street in Hazelwood, county police said in a statement.

The man, identified by police as Moore, had currency and a firearm in his possession, county police said.

Moore is charged by Allegheny County police with simple assault, making terroristic threats, robbery, receiving stolen property and unlawful possession of a firearm.

County detectives are continuing the investigation, police said.

Originally published September 07, 2017.

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