ARMAGH, Pa. (AP) — State police say a man jailed on charges he robbed a western Pennsylvania bank and who is suspected of robbing another told them he was destitute, and cried after the first heist.
Online court records don’t list an attorney for 45-year-old Jeffrey Pellegrino, who faces a preliminary hearing Thursday on charges he robbed the S&T Bank in Armagh, Indiana County, at knifepoint on Tuesday morning.
Troopers also expect to charge him with robbing the First National Bank in Cresson on Wednesday, where police say a witness saw a license plate traced to Pellegrino’s mother.
Police say that led to Pellegrino’s confession to the first heist, during which he told police, “I was desperate. I had no money for food for my kids.”
After the robbery, police say Pellegrino told them, “I even cried on the way home.”