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Plum man sentenced to more than 3 years in jail for robbing Mt. Washington bank

Michael DiVittorio

A Plum man was sentenced in federal court to three years and four months in jail for robbing a bank in the Mt. Washington section of Pittsburgh.

Senior U.S. District Court Judge David S. Cercone imposed the sentence on Matthew Gallo, 35, with imprisonment followed by three years of supervised release, federal authorities announced Monday.

Gallo was convicted of a charge of bank robbery. The charges stemmed from a Dec. 4, 2017, incident at the First National Bank in Mt. Washington.

Authorities said Gallo passed the teller a note and made off with about $730.

The FBI received two separate tips identifying Gallo as the robber.

He was arrested by Allegheny County Sheriff deputies on Jan. 10, 2018, on an unrelated matter, and later confessed to the robbery, authorities said.

Federal authorities said Gallo also identified himself as the robber in a surveillance photograph.

The FBI, Pittsburgh police and the Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office conducted the investigation through Project Safe Neighborhoods, which is part of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts.

Michael DiVittorio is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Michael at 412-871-2367, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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