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Man who robbed Lavale bank twice sentenced

November 25th, 2014 by WCBC Radio

U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett sentenced William Carl Miller, Jr., age 53, of Short Gap, Pennsylvania, today to 151 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised, release for bank robbery. Judge Bennett also ordered Miller to pay restitution of $1,710.


The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Stephen E. Vogt of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Cumberland Police Chief Charles H. Hinnant; Allegany County Sheriff Craig Robertson; Colonel Marcus L. Brown, Superintendent of the Maryland State Police; and Allegany County State’s Attorney Michael O. Twigg.


According to Miller’s plea agreement, on August 28, 2013, Miller robbed the Susquehanna Bank in LaVale, Maryland.  Miller entered the bank, pointed what looked like a black semi-automatic handgun at the teller and demanded money.  The teller removed approximately $1,710 from the drawer and placed it on the counter.  Miller put the money in his shoulder bag and fled through the bank’s rear door.


On September 3, 2013, Miller again robbed the Susquehanna bank in LaVale, this time with co-defendant Chelsea May Morrison acting as a lookout. Prior to the robbery, Miller and Morrison applied “superglue” to their fingers to avoid leaving fingerprints at the bank.  Miller and Morrison drove to the bank and parked in an adjacent parking lot.  They entered the bank and as Morrison stood by and acted as a lookout, Miller approached three separate tellers demanding money.  Miller threatened at least one teller, saying, “I want all your money. I have a gun in my duffle bag so don’t make me use it.”  Miller took a total of $20,096 from the various teller drawers. 

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