His targets included Cranberry branch
PITTSBURGH — A Beaver County man pleaded guilty Tuesday to robbing four banks including one in Cranberry Township.
Patrick Acierno, 34, formerly of Freedom, pleaded guilty to four counts before Senior United States District Judge Donetta W. Ambrose.
United States Attorney Scott W. Brady said Acierno:
Ÿ Entered the PNC Bank at 20940 Route 19, Cranberry, on Sept. 12, 2018, and robbed it of $2,474.
Ÿ Entered the West View Savings Bank in Wexford, on Nov. 12, 2018, and robbed it of $4,406.
Ÿ Entered the WesBanco Bank in Monaca on Dec. 5, 2018, and robbed it of $11,800.
ŸEntered KeyBank in Ingomar on March 5, 2019, and took $7,743, including eight $20.00 bait bills.
As Acierno ran from the Keybank, one of the tellers observed him getting into a blue Toyota Rav 4, according to police and court records. Franklin Park Police later identified the Toyota Rav4, and apprehended the defendant after a brief vehicle chase.
Inside the vehicle, law enforcement officials found the items Acierno wore during the robbery, and $7,743 in U.S. currency, including the bait bills from the Key Bank.
Sentencing is scheduled for 11 a.m. Oct. 17. Acierno could face 20 years in prison, $250,000 fine or both, under federal sentencing guidelines. He will remain in prison without bond pending sentencing, Brady said.