U.S. Attorney's Office
Western District of Pennsylvania
May 19, 2015

Gates, New York Man Sentenced to 69 Months in Prison for Four Bank Robberies

ERIE, PA—A former resident of Gates, New York, has been sentenced in federal court to 69 months in jail and ordered to make restitution of $16,370 on his convictions for bank robbery, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Elizabeth A.Wolford of the Western District of New York imposed the sentence on Christopher Mancuso, 43.

According to information presented to the court, on Nov. 6, 2012, Mancuso robbed $10,060 from the M&T Bank at 1282 Long Pond Road, Greece, New York. On Dec. 18, 2013, Mancuso robbed $3,200 from the Chase Bank, located at 3917 Lake Avenue, Rochester, New York. On Jan. 17, 2014, Mancuso acted as the getaway driver during a robbery of Chase Bank, located at 2900 Dewey Avenue, Rochester, New York. Finally, on Jan. 31, 2014, Mancuso again acted as the getaway driver during a robbery at First Niagara Bank located at 12 Spencerport Road, Rochester, New York.

Prior to imposing sentence, Judge Wolfrod noted that Mancuso was on parole during each of the four bank robberies. Judge Wolford also took into account Mancuso’s lengthy criminal history dating back to his teenage years.

Assistant United States Attorney Christian A. Trabold prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Special Agent-In-Charge Brian P. Boetig, the Gates Police Department, under the direction of Chief James VanBrederode, the Greece Police Department, under the direction of Chief Patrick Phelan, and the Rochester Police Department, under the direction Chief Michael Ciminelli for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Mancuso.

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