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Harrisburg Man Sentenced To 4 Years In Prison For Five Bank Robberies In Pennsylvania And New Jersey

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that a Harrisburg man was sentenced to 4 years imprisonment by U.S. District Court Judge Yvette Kane in Harrisburg for committing five bank robberies in two states.

According to United States Attorney Peter Smith, Dylan Blum, age 22, previously pled guilty to the December 9, 2014 robbery of the Mid Penn Bank on North Front Street in Harrisburg in which $1,358 was stolen. Blum was also charged in July 2015 with the robberies of four additional banks in December of 2014 and January of 2015 in Northampton County, Pennsylvania and in New Jersey. Blum passed a threatening note to tellers during three of those robberies. He attempted to rob another bank but was prevented by employees from entering that bank. Blum made off with a total of $5,788 from the three banks he was able to rob. Blum turned himself in to the Harrisburg Police department on January 3, 2015 and remains in custody.

Blum was sentenced to 4 years imprisonment for each robbery with the sentences to be served concurrently. Judge Kane also ordered Blum to make restitution to the banks he robbed in the amount of $7,146.

The case was investigated by the Harrisburg Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant United States Attorney William A. Behe prosecuted the case.


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Updated February 4, 2016