Indictment Charges Philadelphia Man in Multiple Bank Heists
|U.S. Attorney’s Office February 26, 2014|
PHILADELPHIA—William Butler, 48, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was charged today by indictment with committing four armed bank robberies at two separate Center City banks in January 2014, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.
According to the indictment, Butler was armed with a knife when he robbed the Republic Bank branch at 1818 Market Street on January 17 and January 27 and the Citizens Bank branch at 1701 John F. Kennedy Boulevard on January 24 and January 28. Butler took just over $11,000 total in the four robberies.
If convicted, Butler faces a maximum possible sentence of 100 years in prison, five years of supervised release, a $1 million fine, and a $400 special assessment.
The case was investigated by Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Philadelphia Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Anita Eve.
An indictment, information or criminal complaint is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.