HARRISBURG - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Tashan Layton, age 32, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, was sentenced on August 24, 2022, to 256 months’ imprisonment by United States District Court Judge Jennifer P. Wilson for armed bank robbery, brandishing a firearm during the commission of a crime of violence, and violating the conditions of his supervised release that had been imposed for a previous federal bank robbery conviction.
According to United States Attorney Gerard M. Karam, Layton robbed the Santander Bank in Oakhurst Plaza, Dauphin County on July 6, 2019, and again on October 28, 2019, stealing more than $67,000 during these robberies. Layton also attempted to rob the MidPenn Bank on North Second Street in Harrisburg, in July 2019, and the Americhoice Credit Union in Camp Hill, on December 31, 2019. Layton possessed and brandished a Ruger .45 caliber semi-automatic handgun during and in relation to the robbery offenses.
Layton pleaded guilty to robbing the Santander Bank and to using and brandishing a firearm during both of the robberies. Layton previously served a seven-year federal sentence for bank robbery, and was released from prison in that case approximately one month before he robbed the Santander Bank in July 2019.
In addition to the 235-month sentence Judge Wilson imposed for the robbery and firearm offenses, she sentenced Layton to a consecutive 21-months’ imprisonment for violating the terms of supervised release that he had been serving at the time he committed the robberies.
The case was investigated by the FBI with assistance by the Harrisburg Police Bureau, the Susquehanna Township and Lower Allen Township Police Departments. AUSA Christian Haugsby prosecuted the case.