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August 18, 2015

Rochester Man Sentenced for Bank Robberies

BUFFALO, NY—U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. announced today that Joseph S. Cumbo, 36, of Rochester, N.Y., who was convicted of bank robbery, was sentenced to 41 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Frank T. Pimentel, who handled the case, stated that the defendant robbed the Bank of America located at 5091 Broadway Street in Depew, N.Y., of $2,100 on February 18, 2014. As part of his plea and sentencing, Cumbo also admitted to robbing the Citizens Bank located at 1722 Walden Avenue, Cheektowaga, N.Y., of $1,240, on January 25, 2014; and the Bank of America located at 9 N.Main Street, Pittsford, N.Y., of $3,700 on January 9, 2014. In all three robberies he used a demand note claiming that he had a gun.

The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation on the part of Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Brian P. Boetig; detectives with the Depew Police Department, under the direction of Chief Stan Carwile; detectives with the Cheektowaga Police Department, under the direction of Chief David Zack; the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department, under the direction of Sheriff Patrick M. O’Flynn; and detectives with the Greece Police Department, under the direction of Chief Patrick D. Phelan.

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