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Man Charged with Robbing Bank in McCandless

Ronald Nelson is also charged with robbing an East Liberty bank.

A 49-year-old man is charged with the Oct. 4 robbery of the First National Bank branch in McCandless.

Ronald Nelson also is charged with robbing Fifth Third Bank in East Liberty twice in three months, Pittsburgh police announced Wednesday.

McCandless Police filed a single charge of robbery Wednesday against the East Liberty resident.

Nelson is in the Allegheny County Jail with bail set at $150,000.

An Oct. 24 preliminary hearing is scheduled before Magisterial District Judge William K. Wagner in the McCandless case.

In the Oct. 4 robbery, a man who claimed he had a weapon fled with an undisclosed amount of cash after holding up the First National Bank branch in McCandless.

The man did not show a weapon after walking into the bank branch at 1701 Duncan Ave. at 9:15 a.m., according to McCandless police. He demanded money in a note he handed to the teller. 

The suspect then ran out of the bank and down an embankment, jumping into a red getaway car driven by another person. The red car drove off towards Sample Road, police said. 

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