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UPDATE: Police Issue Warrants for Serial Bank Robber

Date: September 18, 2019
Incident Type: Bank Robberies
Location: Zone 4

Pittsburgh Bureau of Police investigators today issued two arrest warrants for a serial bank robber.

Shawn Stevens, 49, of East Liberty was on parole for a previous bank robbery when he robbed two more banks this month.

He is wanted for the Sept. 9 robbery of a Citizens Bank on the 3700 block of Fifth Avenue, and for the Sept. 17 robbery of a PNC Bank on the 5600 block of Walnut Street.

In both robberies, Stevens handed a teller a note saying he was armed and demanding cash placed in a bag with no dye packs. Once he received an undisclosed amount of money, he left the bank without speaking.

Stevens is 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighs 240 pounds and has brown eyes. He should be considered potentially armed and dangerous.

Pittsburgh Police is working with the FBI Pittsburgh to locate Stevens. Anyone with information on Stevens’ whereabouts is asked to call Violent Crimes Detectives at (412) 323-7161. If you see him in person, call 911.

CORRECTION: Stevens was on PROBATION for his last bank robbery, not parole. (Time stamp: Sept. 19 at 7:50 p.m.)



Reporting PIO:
Chris Togneri