By: Don Shaw email: don.shaw@pennsylvaniachronicle.com (570) 543-2961

Petr Kostenetskiy gets 36 months in federal prison for Jefferson Township bank robbery

Petr Kostenetskiy gets 36 months in federal prison for Jefferson Township bank robbery

Scranton, PA

Petr Kostenetskiy, age 21, of Gouldsboro, Pennsylvania, was sentenced on June 2, 2020, by United States District Court Judge Malachy E. Mannion to thirty-six months’ imprisonment to be followed by two years of supervised release for armed bank robbery.

According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, on July 22, 2019, Kostenetskiy entered a bank in Jefferson Township armed with what was later determined to be a BB gun, pointed the weapon at a teller, demanded money and ultimately stole $7,537.  Kostenetskiy was located and arrested shortly thereafter and the stolen funds were recovered.       

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Pennsylvania State Police.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffery St John prosecuted the case.

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