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York Man Sentenced To 30 Years’ Imprisonment For Armed Robbery Of Etters Bank

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 Tristan Green, age 28, of York, Pennsylvania, was sentenced April 4 by U.S. District Court Judge Christopher C. Conner to a 360-month (30 years) term of imprisonment for the armed robbery of the Fulton Bank in Etters, Pennsylvania. Judge Conner also ordered that Green serve three years of supervised release and pay $13,761 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, was robbed at gunpoint and over $13,000 was stolen from the bank.

     Green, and co-defendant, Willie Elmore, of Brooklyn, New York, were 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.

     Elmore was sentenced in February 2013 to a 168-month term of imprisonment. Elmore was also ordered to pay $13,761 in restitution which will be paid jointly with Green.

     Green faces additional prison terms associated with the robberies of three other banks. In January 2013, a jury returned a guilty verdict on armed robbery charges associated with the robbery of the Sovereign Bank, 1442 Bannister Street, York, PA; the Heritage Valley Credit Union, 777 Kings Mill Road, York, PA; and the Sovereign Bank, 519 South 29th Street, Harrisburg, PA. The maximum penalty under the federal statute is life imprisonment. Green faces a mandatory minimum of 900 months imprisonment. A sentencing date has not been scheduled.

     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