Pittsburgh Man Convicted in White Oak, Wilmerding Robberies

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Crime and Police News, White Oak News

A federal jury in Pittsburgh deliberated for only 20 minutes before convicting an East Liberty man in the robberies of two Mon-Yough banks.

Leonard W. Gibbons, 56, faces up to 22 years in prison and a half-million dollar fine after being convicted of breaking federal robbery and firearms laws, U.S. Attorney Scott W. Brady said today in a prepared release. Sentencing before Senior U.S. District Judge Donetta Ambrose was scheduled for July 30.

Prosecutors allege that on July 17, 2015, Gibbons stole nearly $8,000 from Compass Federal Savings Bank in Wilmerding. About four months later, on Nov. 19, 2015, Gibbons stole nearly $4,000 from First Commonwealth Bank in White Oak, prosecutors said.

Gibbons used a firearm in the White Oak robbery, police said. He was arrested a short time later after a brief police chase.

The FBI investigated the case along with McKeesport, North Versailles Twp., White Oak and Allegheny County police, Brady said.

Originally published April 03, 2018.

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