ShareThis Page
Man arrested short time after allegedly robbing bank in McCandless |

Man arrested short time after allegedly robbing bank in McCandless

Tony LaRussa
Patrick Acierno, 34, of Freedom in Beaver County was charged with robbing the Key Bank in McCandless on Tuesday, March 5, 2019.

A Beaver County man who allegedly robbed a bank in McCandless on Tuesday morning was arrested after police spotted him fleeing in a vehicle along Interstate 79.

Patrick Acierno, 34, of Freedom is in the Allegheny County Jail after failing to post a $250,000 cash bond, according to court records.

Acierno is accused of entering the Key Bank branch along Harmony Drive at about 11:30 a.m. and demanding money from a teller, according to authorities. Acierno did not show a weapon but indicated that he had one.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 13 before McCandless District Judge William Wagner on charges of robbery, receiving stolen property and attempting to elude police.

Tony LaRussa is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Tony at 724-772-6368, [email protected] or via Twitter .

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.