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Bank Robber Sentenced To 120 Months In Federal Prison

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Texas

Defendant Threatened to Kill Everyone in the Bank’s Lobby

DALLAS — A Dallas man, who robbed a Chase Bank located on Lemmon Avenue in Dallas in 2011, was sentenced this afternoon.  U.S. District Judge Jane J. Boyle sentenced William Clary, 37, to 120 months in federal prison, following his guilty plea in July 2013 to one count of bank robbery.  The announcement was made today by U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas.

According to documents filed in the case, on August 1, 2011, Clary entered the Chase Bank, located at 4512 Lemmon Avenue in Dallas, approached a teller and presented a note that read, “I want 3600 dollars now!  Have a gun.  If you scream or signal I will kill you.”  Clary then threatened to kill everyone in the lobby if the teller did not comply with his demands.  In fear for her life, and the life of others, the teller removed cash from her drawer and gave it to Clary.  After Clary received the cash, he departed the bank. 

The case was investigated by the FBI and the Dallas Police Department.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Keith Robinson prosecuted. 

Updated June 22, 2015