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Collin County Man Sentenced for Sherman Bank Robbery

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Texas

Department of Justice
Office of Public Affairs

 SHERMAN, Texas – A 47-year-old McKinney, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for bank robbery in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.
Elijah El-Jihad pleaded guilty on May 29, 2014 to bank robbery and was sentenced to 96 months in federal prison on Dec. 17, 2014 by U.S. District Judge Marcia Crone.

According to information presented in court, on Mar. 31, 2014, El-Jihad entered the Woodforest National Bank located in the Kroger supermarket at 1820 Loy Lake Road in Sherman, Texas, and presented the teller with a note demanding money.  El-Jihad fled the bank with approximately $800.00.  He was seen entering his vehicle by witnesses after he exited the supermarket.   El-Jihad was arrested in McKinney, Texas on Apr. 1, 2014 and admitted to robbing the bank.   A federal grand jury returned an indictment on Apr. 9, 2014, charging El-Jihad with bank robbery.  

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney William R. Tatum.

Updated March 17, 2015