Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Man Who Threatened to Rob Bank with Explosives Pleads Guilty

PHILADELPHIA—Dragos Ungurean, 30, of Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty today to attempting to rob the Wyomissing branch of M&T Bank on March 19, 2012. Ungurean walked into the bank, located at 800 Penn Avenue in Wyomissing, threatened to blow up a bomb or explosive device attached to his person, and demanded money. Ungurean was subdued and handcuffed after a scuffle with an on-duty plain clothes investigator from the Wyomissing Police Department. The officer was utilizing the bank as a customer at the time of the attempted robbery. The bomb or explosive device was fake.

Sentencing is scheduled for September 27, 2012. Ungurean faces an advisory sentencing guideline range of approximately 60 months in prison and a possible fine. He will be sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Lawrence F. Stengel.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Allentown, Pennsylvania Resident Agency; the Wyomissing, Berks County Police Department; and the Berks County District Attorney’s Office, and it is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Ewald Zittlau.

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