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|Posted: Fri Feb 3rd, 2017 03:46 am||
|Former Seton Hall forward Herb Pope pleaded guilty on Thursday to robbing a bank in Sewickley, Pa., this past February, according to a report from The Associated Press.
Stephen Misko, Pope's defense attorney, expects his client to get 2-and-a-half years of jail time plus seven years for using a gun during the robbery of Sewickley Savings Bank.
Pope, who grew up in nearby Aliquippa, Pa., was charged with robbery, conspiracy, reckless endangerment and a firearms offense after police say Pope and accomplice Tyler Bridges jumped a counter on Feb. 12, 2016, and robbed the Sewickley Savings Bank, according to The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Police said Pope and Bridges were armed when they took more than $3,500. Handguns, a ski mask and black gloves were found at the home where a car matching a description of the getaway vehicle -- a gold BMW -- was parked, police said.
Aliquippa police Capt. Ryan Pudik said photos from the bank showed the robbers looked like Bridges and Pope, according to the complaint.
Serial numbers of some of the cash was traced to a tattoo artist that Pope and Bridges had paid, police said.
Pope played at Seton Hall from 2008 to 2012, averaging 15.1 points, 10.4 rebounds and 1.7 blocks per game as a senior.
The Star-Ledger has documented his troubled past, including surviving a shooting in 2007 and being arrested for pulling a gun at a bar in 2013.