PITTSBURGH, Pa – A resident of Penn Hills, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty in federal court to charges of robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery, and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence, United States Attorney Cindy K. Chung announced today.
Rudolph McBride 24, pleaded guilty to four counts before United States District Judge William S. Stickman IV.
In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that on November 24, 2018, McBride and others robbed employees of the Swifty Tires store, located on Frankstown Road in Penn Hills, at gunpoint. On January 30, 2019, McBride and his coconspirators also robbed what used to be the CoGo’s convenience store located at 2800 Brownsville Road in Pittsburgh.
Judge Stickman scheduled sentencing for August 11, 2022, at 1:30 PM The law provides for a total sentence of up to life in prison, a fine of $1,000,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed is based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.
Pending sentencing, the court ordered that McBride remain detained.
Assistant United States Attorney Douglas C. Maloney is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.
The successful prosecution of McBride is the result of a collaborative effort between the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, the Monroeville Police Department, and the Penn Hills Police Department.