Friday, November 30, 2012
Christopher Lyons faces a sentencing on the charges in March.
A Brentwood man pleaded guilty today in federal court in connection to a 2011 robbery at Giant Eagle in Moon Township. Christopher Lyons, 32, admitted to robbing to the Citizens Bank location in the supermarket of an undisclosed amount of cash on Nov. 6, 2011. He is scheduled to face a sentencing on March 25 in U.S. District Court. During the robbery, Lyons passed a note to a bank teller that read "This is a robbery ... I have a gun," according to court documents. The teller handed the man a stack of cash that contained an exploding dye pack. Lyons fled with the cash, which exploded in the store's Moon Plaza parking lot before he drove away in a Cadillac Escalade, according to court documents. Using surveillance footage, …
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
A suspect has been charged in connection to the November incident.
A Brentwood has been indicted on one count of bank robbery in connection to a November hold-up at Citizens Bank in Giant Eagle. Christopher Lyons, 32, of Beisner Street, was charged today in federal court with robbing the bank of $1,140 following an investigation from Moon Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The charge carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a fine of $250,000. Click here to read more about the robbery.
Monday, November 7, 2011
Brentwood man undergoes surgery for self-inflicted wound after armed standoff with SWAT team
A Brentwood man suspected of robbing a Moon grocery store barricaded himself in his home Sunday night and slit his own throat before SWAT officers took him into custody. Moon Police said Christopher Lyons, 31, is a suspect in the holdup Sunday afternoon at Giant Eagle on University Boulevard. Police said Lyons walked into the grocery about 12:15 p.m. and presented a note to a teller at the Citizens Bank in the store. The note said a robbery was under way, police said. Police said the teller gave the man an undisclosed amount of cash, which contained an exploding dye pack. The robber fled with the cash, which exploded in the store parking lot before he drove away in a Cadillac Escalade. Witnesses later saw the car on Ohio River Boulevard, …