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September 21, 2015

Amarillo Man Who Robbed Amarillo National Bank is Sentenced to Serve Total of 212 Months in Federal Prison

AMARILLO, TX—An Amarillo, Texas, man, William Eugene Boyd, 51, who pleaded guilty in July 2015 to one count of bank robbery, was sentenced this afternoon by U.S. District Judge Mary Lou Robinson, announced U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas.

Boyd was sentenced to 188 months in federal prison for the bank robbery. In addition, Judge Robinson sentenced him to an additional 24 months in federal prison, to run consecutively, for committing this bank robbery while on supervised release on another bank robbery conviction in the Amarillo Division of the Northern District of Texas.

According to documents filed in the case, 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 cash.

After providing surveillance photographs to the media that were broadcast to the public, Amarillo 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 prosecuted.

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