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For Immediate Release

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November 20, 2012 Michael Baughman, Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal (412) 644-6747
U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force Captures Squirrel Hill Bank Robbery Suspect

Pittsburgh, PA – United States Marshal Steve Frank announces the arrest of Squirrel Hill bank robbery suspect Joseph Francis Guiney. Guiney, age 33, was arrested this morning at approximately 10:00 am by the United States Marshals Western Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force (WPAFTF). Guiney, was identified by the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police as a suspect in both the March 27, 2012, bank robbery of the First National Bank, located in the 4300 block of Murray Avenue and also the October 31, 2012 bank robbery of the First Niagara Bank in the 200 block of Murray Avenue and had obtained warrants for his arrest . Guiney is also a suspect in two additional Squirrel Hill bank robberies.

As Task Force Officers attempted to apprehend Guiney at a residence in the 1000 block of Milltown Road in Verona, PA, he attempted to retreat into a back bedroom but was able to be taken into custody by Task Force Officers without incident.

Pursuant to the arrest, Task Force Officers recovered currency that was tainted in dye believed to be associated with the robberies.

Following his arrest Guiney was transported to the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Headquarters for processing.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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