SCRANTON - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Matthew Tomlin, age 32, of New Jersey, was sentenced on April 16, 2018, by United States District Court Judge James Munley to 70 months’ imprisonment for bank robbery.
According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, on January 31, 2017, Tomlin entered the PNC Bank, located in Carbondale, Pennsylvania, and gave the teller a note stating, “100s, 50s, 20s, and I have a gun,” before taking more than $1,000 and leaving the bank. Minutes after Tomlin left PNC Bank, Carbondale police officers stopped him and recovered the money.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Carbondale Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Evan Gotlob prosecuted the case
This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. Attorney General Jeff Sessions reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement community to develop effective, locally-based strategies to reduce violent crime.