Judge Sentences Verona Man to Six Years in Prison for Robbing Edgewood Bank

PITTSBURGH, PA – A resident of Verona, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to a term of imprisonment of 72 months to be followed by three years of supervised release on his conviction of bank robbery, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

United States District Judge Cathy Bissoon imposed the sentence on Christopher Gregg, 46, formerly Verona, Pennsylvania.

According to the information presented to the court, on February 22, 2016, Christopher Gregg walked into First Commonwealth Bank in Edgewood and passed the teller a note, which stated, “no dye packs, hand over the money”. Gregg kept his hand in the left pocket of his jacket and acted as though he had a gun in his waist area. He took $4,799 from the teller along with the note. Gregg was identified after surveillance video was shown on the news. He confessed to robbing the bank and stated that he spent all of the money on drugs.

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 Edgewood Police Department conducted the investigation leading to the Indictment in this case.