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Convicted Salisbury Bank Robber Given 13-Year Prison Sentence

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BALTIMORE- A Salisbury man who used a taxicab as his getaway car after robbing a bank last year was sentenced to 13 years in prison Tuesday, prosecutors announced.

During sentencing, U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz enhanced 43-year-old Gary Allen Mitchell's sentence upon finding that he is a career offender based on two prior federal bank robbery convictions – one each in Maryland and Delaware. Following completion of his prison term, Mitchell will be placed on three years supervised release. 
 
The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Stephen E. Vogt of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Salisbury Police Chief Barbara Duncan; and Wicomico County State's Attorney Matthew Maciarello.
 
According to his plea agreement, on March 21, Mitchell robbed the PNC bank on the 300 block of Civic Avenue in Salisbury. Court documents show that Mitchell gave the teller a note stating that he was robbing the bank, that he would harm the teller if she did not comply with his demands, and that he had a gun. The plea agreement further showed Mitchell allegedly had his hand in his pocket as if he had a gun, and told the teller not to pull the alarm, nor give him any marked money, dye packs or tracking devices. The teller gave Mitchell $4,177, including a tracking device within a stack of $50 bills, as per bank policy. It is alleged that Mitchell became angry that the teller included the tracking device, and threw the stack of money on the counter. 
 
Salisbury police officers arrested Mitchell, who they say was found smoking crack cocaine shortly after the bank robbery, and recovered the proceeds of the robbery. Prosecutors noted that at the time of the robbery, Mitchell was on supervised release for a previous federal bank robbery conviction.

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