Suspect in Coraopolis bank robbery now accused of robbing South Side bank



The man accused of robbing a Coraopolis bank earlier this month is now charged with robbing a bank inside a grocery store on Pittsburgh's South Side this weekend.

Pittsburgh police today said they obtained a warrant charging Jeffrey Schrott, 33, of Coraopolis, with robbing the Citizens Bank inside the Giant Eagle in the 2000 block of Wharton Street Sunday.

A detective wrote in a criminal complaint that Mr. Schrott used similar tactics in both robberies -- in each case passing someone a note indicating that he had a gun, requesting money and "no dye packs."

Mr. Schrott has not been arrested. Allegheny County police are seeking him in connection with the July 7 robbery of the First Niagara Bank in Coraopolis.

Allegheny County police have said Mr. Schrott is also wanted on two bench warrants, one for a probation violation and another for failing to appear in court.


First Published July 16, 2014 12:00 AM

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