Bank robber pleads guilty

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A New Castle man pleaded guilty Thursday to robbing a Pittsburgh bank.

Regan T. Pierre, 20, of 410 E. Lutton St., pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court in Pittsburgh to armed bank robbery, having a gun as a felon and using a gun during a violent crime.

He is scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 10 by Judge David Cercone.

Pierre and another man, Mario L. Robinson, also known as Donovan Norris, 24, of New Kensington, were both charged with robbing the Fidelity Bank on Perry Highway in Pittsburgh.

The armed bank robbery charge carries a seven to 25 year prison sentence and a $250,000 fine upon conviction.

Charges said the men stole $15,485 after walking into the bank with a gun Oct. 17.

Pierre was arrested by Ross Township police on first-degree felony robbery, fleeing and eluding, unlawful restraint and reckless driving the same day of the bank robbery in Allegheny County Magisterial District Court.

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