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Amarillo National Bank robber sentenced

William Boyd, 51. Boyd was sentenced to nearly 18 years in prison for robbing an Amarillo National Bank in March. William Boyd, 51. Boyd was sentenced to nearly 18 years in prison for robbing an Amarillo National Bank in March.
The Amarillo Police Department released surveillance photos of Boyd at the time of the robbery. The quick circulation of the photos are partly credited for Boyd's arrest. The Amarillo Police Department released surveillance photos of Boyd at the time of the robbery. The quick circulation of the photos are partly credited for Boyd's arrest.

AMARILLO - A U.S. District Judge sentenced William Eugene Boyd to serve 212 months in federal prison for a March 2015 bank robbery.

Boyd, 51, who pleaded guilty in July 2015 to one count of bank robbery, was sentenced this afternoon by Judge Mary Lou Robinson to 188 months in federal prison with an additional 24 months for committing robbery while on supervised release on a previous theft conviction. The sentences, which run consecutively, fall just shy of 18 years.

According to case documents, on March 13, 2015, a robber, who was later identified as Boyd, approached a teller at the Coulter St. location of Amarillo National Bank, and instructed her to give him all the money without making any noise.

The teller was told if she handed over the money, she would not get hurt. She believed Boyd to be armed, and complied with his instructions. Boyd then left the bank with the cash.

After providing surveillance photographs to the media which were broadcast to the public, Amarillo Police Department received several tips identifying Boyd as the burglar. Investigators located a hat matching the description of the one Boyd wore during the robbery in a vehicle registered to his mother, and bank employees later identified him in a photo line-up.

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