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March 27, 2015

Harrisburg Man Charged with Bank Robbery

The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a Criminal Information was filed today in U.S. District Court in Harrisburg charging Dylan Blum, age 22, of Harrisburg, with the December 9, 2014 robbery of the Mid Penn Bank, North Front Street, Harrisburg.

According to U.S. Attorney Peter Smith, Blum passed a threatening note to a teller at the bank and made off with $1,358. Blum later turned himself in to the Harrisburg Police Department on January 3, 2015. The government also filed a plea agreement with the defendant which is subject to approval by the court.

The matter was investigated by the Harrisburg Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant United States Attorney William A. Behe has been assigned to prosecute the case.

Indictments and Criminal Informations are only allegations. All persons charged are presumed to be innocent unless and until found guilty in court.

A sentence following a finding of guilty is imposed by the Judge after consideration of the applicable federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

In this case, the maximum penalty under the federal statute is 20 years’ imprisonment, a term of supervised release following imprisonment, and a $250,000 fine. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the Judge is also required to consider and weigh a number of factors, including the nature, circumstances and seriousness of the offense; the history and characteristics of the defendant; and the need to punish the defendant, protect the public and provide for the defendant’s educational, vocational and medical needs. For these reasons, the statutory maximum penalty for the offense is not an accurate indicator of the potential sentence for a specific defendant.

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