>From Staff Reports
Cumberland Times-News The Cumberland Times-News Thu Apr 21, 2011, 11:48 PM EDT
— OAKLAND — Amy Colleen McBride, 47, Spring Grove, Pa., was sentenced in Garrett County Circuit Court on Thursday to serve 15 years in the Maryland Division of Correction for the June 2010 robbery at the M&T Bank in Grantsville.
Judge Jim Sherbin sentenced McBride to the maximum sentence for both robbery and theft, but had to impose the sentences concurrently under the law. He also ordered her to pay more than $2,000 in court costs.
On June 11, McBride was arrested for the theft and robbery of a teller at the M&T Bank. McBride entered the bank wearing a disguise and produced a note demanding all loose bills and claiming she had a gun. Once she left the bank, a customer followed her down the street and obtained a license plate number and vehicle description.
About 45 minutes later, her vehicle was stopped as it traveled south on state Route 495 toward Bittinger. Police said that McBride had discarded the money, the note, the bag into which the money was placed and most of the disguise items. A bandana described by witnesses was found in her vehicle, as well as a tag from a shirt consistent with the one worn in the bank.
Maryland State Police searched various locations where people had reported seeing the vehicle and three days later found the demand note. It was written in the check register for an account in the name of McBride and her husband.
McBride was found guilty by a jury following a two-day trial in March and a presentence investigation was ordered. She has been incarcerated since her arrest in June.
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