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District Man Sentenced to Three Years in Prison For Robbing Bank in Northwest Washington

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Columbia
Multiple Witnesses Later Identified Defendant

            WASHINGTON – David Proctor, 56, of Washington, D.C., who has no fixed address, has been sentenced to three years in prison for a mid-morning bank robbery he committed last year in Northwest Washington, announced U.S. Attorney Channing D. Phillips, Andrew Vale, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office, and Peter Newsham, Interim Chief of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD).


            Proctor pled guilty in October 2016, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, to a bank robbery charge. He was sentenced on Jan. 31, 2017, by the Honorable Rudolph Contreras. Following completion of his prison term, Proctor will be placed on three years of supervised release.


            According to the government=s evidence, on June 13, 2016, at approximately 9:25 a.m., Proctor entered a TD Bank in the 1400 block of P Street NW. He approached the teller counter and passed the teller a demand note that stated, “This a Robbery Pass All Big Bills 100’s 50’s 20’s And No One Will Get Hurt.” Proctor then instructed the teller to give him large bills. His right hand remained in his pocket, and the teller believed he could have possibly had a weapon. However, the teller did not observe a weapon. The teller, fearing for her safety and the safety of others, turned over more than $3,000 and Proctor fled. Surveillance video captured the robbery, and multiple witnesses subsequently identified Proctor. He was arrested Aug. 1, 2016.


            In announcing the sentence, U.S. Attorney Phillips, Assistant Director in Charge Vale, and Interim Chief Newsham commended the work of those who investigated the case from the FBI’s Washington Field Office and the Metropolitan Police Department. They also expressed appreciation for the work of those who handled the case at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, including Paralegal Specialists Jeannette Litz and Teesha Tobias and Legal Assistant Peter Gaboton. Finally, they commended the efforts of Assistant U.S. Attorney Emory V. Cole, who investigated and prosecuted the case.

Updated February 1, 2017

Press Release Number: 17-020