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Man Pleads Guilty to Three Area Bank Robberies

In federal court, the Fort Washington man admitted his role in three March 2013 Montgomery County bank robberies.

A Montgomery County man has admitted his role in three 2013 bank robberies, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

Kyle Wilson, 22, of Fort Washington on Tuesday pleaded guilty in federal court in Camden, N.J., to three counts of bank robbery.

In pleading guilty, Wilson admitted to robbing:

  • The March 6, 2013, robbery of a Citizens Bank inside a Giant in Montgomeryville;
  • The March 11, 2013 robbery of a PNC inside a Giant in Plymouth Meeting;
  • and the March 14, 2013 robbery of a First Niagara Bank in Lower Providence Township, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office said Wilson stole $2,582 from the Citizens Bank; $720 from the PNC; and $2,040 from the First Niagara. 

In both the March 6 and March 11 robberies, Wilson handed the teller a note demanding money. In the March 14 robbery, Wilson spoke to the teller in making his demands, the U.S. Attorney said. Wilson displayed or said that he had a gun during the March 6 and 14 robberies.

Why New Jersey, and not Pennsylvania where the robberies occurred? Wilson had charges -- including those for a 2012 aggravated assault -- pending in New Jersey, and waived his right to contest the venue, so all of his open criminal charges were handled in New Jersey, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

Each count of bank robbery carries a sentence of up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000, the U.S. Attorney said.

Sentencing has been set for June 9.

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