Police: Pa. suspect says he cried after bank heist

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.”

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