Armored robbery victim, RMU alumni remembered


Andrea Zanaglio, Assistant News Editor

In memory of 2005 Robert Morris University alumni Michael R. Haines, 31, who was killed during a robbery last week, RMU along with members of RMU’s Phi Delta Theta chapter, which Haines was a member, has created a scholarship fund.

To contribute to the Phi Delta Theta/Michael R. Haines Memorial Scholarship, please visit or make out a check to “Robert Morris University” and send it to:  RMU, Office of Institutional Advancement, 6001 University Blvd., Moon Township, PA 15108.

According to reports, Haines’ driving partner Kenneth John Konias, Jr., 22, allegedly shot Haines in the back of the head and took off with more than $2 million. Haines’ body was discovered on Feb. 28 under the 31st Street Bridge in the Strip District of Pittsburgh in the back of a GARDA truck.

While $225,000 of the stolen cash has been recovered, Konias remains at large and is now on the FBI’s Most Wanted list.

To learn more about the scholarship fund, please read the university’s blog.