Dragos Ungurean, 30, of Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, was charged today by indictment with attempted bank robbery, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. According to the indictment, on March 19, 2012, Ungurean walked into the M&T Bank at 800 Penn Avenue in Wyomissing, threatened to blow up a bomb or explosive device attached to his person, and demanded money. Ungurean was subdued and handcuffed after a scuffle with an on-duty plain clothes investigator from the Wyomissing Police Department. The officer was utilizing the bank as a customer at the time of the attempted robbery. The bomb or explosive device was fake.
If convicted of the charge, Ungurean faces a maximum sentence of 20 years’ imprisonment. He also faces a maximum period of supervised release of three years, a $250,000 fine, and a $100 special assessment.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Allentown, Pennsylvania Resident Agency; the Wyomissing, Berks County Police Department; and the Berks County District Attorney’s Office and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Ewald Zittlau.
An indictment or information is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.