Judge Sentences Penn Hills Man to 11 Years in Prison for Stealing Delivery Truck and Attempted Robbery of Delivery Van
PITTSBURGH - An Allegheny County resident has been sentenced in federal court to 11 years imprisonment, five years supervised release, and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $15,030, on his convictions for attempted robbery and theft from interstate shipment, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.
United States District Judge Mark R. Hornak imposed the sentence on Anthony Bailey, 39, of Penn Hills, Pennsylvania.
According to information presented to the court, on April 13, 2016, Bailey stole a Sears delivery truck which was parked at a convenience store in Lawrenceville. The truck contained $15,030 worth of washers, dryers, refrigerators and other appliances, which he later sold in Homewood.
Two weeks later, on April 27, 2016, Bailey and his codefendants, Raymond Denson and David Lipinski, attempted to rob a van making a delivery of pharmaceutical drugs to the Giant Eagle in Northtowne Center in Gibsonia. Lipinski brandished a firearm while he and Bailey tried unsuccessfully to force the driver back into the van. Bailey and the others then aborted the robbery attempt. Bailey has previous felony convictions from California for robbery and firearms offenses.
Assistant United States Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.
United States Attorney Brady commended the Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco ahd Explosives and the Northern Regional Police Department for the investigation leading to the conviction of Bailey. The case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program that has been historically successful in bringing together all levels of law enforcement to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has made turning the tide of rising violent crime in a America a top priority. In October 2017, as part of a series of actions to address this crime trend, Attorney General Sessions announced the reinvigoration of PSN and directed all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to develop a district crime reduction strategy that incorporates the lessons learned since PSN launched in 2001. The efforts of PSN led to the successful prosecution of Bailey.