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Pennsylvania Man Indicted for Serial Bank Robbery, Escaping from Halfway House

U.S. Attorney’s Office December 09, 2010
  • Eastern District of Pennsylvania (215) 861-8200

Anthony Wayne Ransom was charged today by indictment with four counts of bank robbery, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. The indictment charges that the defendant robbed the following four banks:

  • On July 12, 2010, the defendant robbed the Citizens Bank branch located at 2516 Welsh Road in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania;
  • On July 19, 2010, the defendant robbed the PNC Bank branch located at 123 Old York Road in Abington, Pennsylvania;
  • On August 12, 2010, the defendant robbed the FirstTrust Bank branch located at 261 Old York Road in Abington, Pennsylvania; and
  • On August 17, 2010, the defendant robbed the TD Bank branch located at 710 Old York Road in Abington, Pennsylvania.

The indictment further charges that on June 27, 2010, the defendant escaped from a halfway house, where he was serving a federal sentence for a prior conviction.

INFORMATION REGARDING THE DEFENDANT

NAME: Anthony Wayne Ransom
ADDRESS: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
AGE OR YEAR OF BIRTH: 1966

If convicted of all charges, the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of 85 years’ imprisonment, a fine of $1.25 million, three years of supervised release, and a special assessment of $400.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Leo R. Tsao.

An indictment or information is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.