Amarillo Man Admits Robbing Amarillo National Bank
AMARILLO, TX—An Amarillo, Texas, man appeared in federal court today and admitting robbing a branch of Amarillo National Bank (ANB) in March 2015, announced Acting U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas.
William Eugene Boyd, 51, appeared before U.S. District Judge Mary Lou Robinson and pleaded guilty to one count of bank robbery. He faces a maximum statutory penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine. A sentencing date was not set.
According to documents filed in the case today, on March 13, 2015, a robber, later identified as Boyd, approached a teller at the ANB located at 2401 S. Coulter, in Amarillo, and told her, “This is a robbery.” He instructed her to give him all the money, nothing marked, and not make a sound. He told her that if she handed over all her money she would not get hurt, and he kept his left hand by his waistband, making her fearful he had a weapon. The teller complied with his instructions and Boyd left the bank with the case.
After providing surveillance photographs to the media that were broadcast to the public, Arlington Police Department investigators received several tips from Boyd’s friends/family members identifying him as the robber. Investigators located a hat matching the color and style of the one Boyd wore during the robbery in a vehicle registered to Boyd’s mother, and bank employees later identified him in a photo line-up.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Amarillo Police Department investigated.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Joshua Frausto is prosecuting.