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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Florida

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Serial Bank Robber Sentenced To 10 Years’ Imprisonment

Tampa, Florida – U.S. District Judge James S. Moody today sentenced Myron William Ernst (61, Orlando) to 10 years in federal prison for bank robbery. 

Ernst had pleaded guilty on May 6, 2019.

According to court documents, between October and November 2018, Ernst committed seven bank robberies and two attempted bank robberies in Florida and Alabama. During each incident, Ernst presented bank employees with a threatening note demanding money.

“This serial bank robber was brought to justice by the strong, investigative efforts of the FBI’s Safe Streets Task Force. Crimes like this get solved because of the ongoing cooperation and communication with our federal, state, and local law enforcement partners,” said Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Tampa Division, Michael F. McPherson.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Callan L. Albritton.

Updated November 6, 2019