Criminal Justice News

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Alleged Bank Robber Indicted

Alexander Palmisano, Jr., 28, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was charged today by indictment with armed bank robbery, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. The indictment charges that, on March 1, 2012, Palmisano robbed the Union Community Bank at 10 South 18th Street, Columbia, Pennsylvania, and stole approximately $3,789 in cash proceeds from the bank, using a fake gun.

If convicted the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of 25 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a three-year period of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the West Hempfield Township Police Department, the Columbia Borough Police Department, the Lancaster City Police Department, and the Lancaster County Special Emergency Response Team, and is being prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney John S. Ghose.

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