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New York Man Sentenced To 14 Years In Prison For Etters Bank Robbery

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

     The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Willie Elmore, age 43, of Brooklyn, New York was sentenced Wednesday by U.S. District Court Judge Christopher C. Conner to a 168-month (14 years) term of imprisonment for the armed robbery of the Fulton Bank in Etters, Pennsylvania. Judge Conner included an enhancement to the prison sentence for obstruction of justice.

     Elmore was further ordered to pay $13,781 in restitution.

     According to United States Attorney Peter J. Smith, on September 16, 2011, the Fulton Bank located at 2220 Old Trail Road, Etters, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, was robbed at gunpoint and over $13,000 was stolen from the bank.

     Elmore, and co-defendant, Tristan Green, of York, Pennsylvania, were both indicted in December 2011 on charges of armed bank robbery and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence.

     In August 2012, following a four-day trial, Elmore and Green were convicted for the armed robbery of the Fulton Bank.

     Green is scheduled to be sentenced on April 1, 2013.

     This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Capital City Safe Streets Task Force; Pennsylvania State Police; York City Police Department; Newberry Township Police Department; Springettsbury Township Police Department; Hellam Township Police Department; Northern York County Regional Police Department and the York County District Attorney’s Office Criminal Investigation Division. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daryl F. Bloom.

Updated April 17, 2015