Alleged bank robbery spree suspect admits to two robberies in 2013

By Terri Hill | September 6, 2018

For his role in a 2013 bank robbery spree, Matthew David Stanley, of Pittsburgh, pleaded guilty Thursday to two counts of bank robbery in federal court.

Court documents allege that on August 19, 2013, Stanley acted as the get-away driver while another man identified in court papers as Raymond Zwibel, stole $3700 from the First Commonwealth Bank in New Alexandria, Pa. by passing a demand note to a teller.

Four days later on August 23, 2013, Stanley entered the Citizens Bank in Latrobe and handed a teller a demand note and got away with $2413.  Zwibel acted as his get-away driver.

Stanley’s sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 1 before Judge David Cercone.  He faces a possible sentence of up to 40 years in prison, a fine of up to $500,000, or both.

Zwibel previously pleaded guilty to all of his own charges and is scheduled to be sentenced by Judge Cercone on Sept. 12 at 10 a.m.

Pending sentencing, Stanley was ordered back to a state corrections facility where he is serving a sentence on an unrelated drug offense.

Terri Hill can be contacted at terri.hill@grantstreetnews.com

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