Former Pitt Football Player Arrested In Connection With PNC Bank Robbery
GREENFIELD (KDKA) – A former University of Pittsburgh football player has been arrested in connection with a bank robbery in Greenfield Monday morning.
According to police, robbery happened at the PNC Bank in the 4300-block of Murray Avenue around 11 a.m.
Jovani Chappel, 25, was arrested around 1:30 p.m. at a home in the 5000-block of Lytle Street in Hazelwood.
Chappel allegedly threatened a teller with a gun before hopping over the counter and stealing money from a couple of the drawers.
According to the police criminal complaint, Chappel yelled “No dye packs … I will kill everyone in here … No silent alarms … I used to work here, no dye packs!”
Chappel then allegedly had an employee put money inside a book bag.
He then fled the scene in a car.
A witness however, saw Chappel get into a blue Chrysler-type car and got the license plate number which he provided to police.
Police initially believed they have located Chappel after tracking him to a home in the 5100-block of Blair Street in Glenwood.
Police found articles of clothing that may have been part of a disguise he used in the robbery.
The SWAT team was called to the scene and an unsuccessful search of the home was conducted.
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