Suspect pleads guilty to bank robberies in Louisville, New Albany in US District Court
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – A suspect has plead guilty to the July robbery of a Louisville Bank, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
William J. McBride, Jr., 49, of Columbus, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to armed bank robberies in Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky and Indiana.
McBride is accused of robbing the Fifth-Third Bank on New Cut Road in late July.
According to a USAO release, McBride entered the bank, showed a weapon and demanded money.
The tellers placed money on the counter and McBride collected $5,287 before fleeing the bank.
He was not wearing a disguise and surveillance footage in the bank captured images of McBride, which matched images of him from the other locations he is accused of robbing.
According to court documents, between June 21, 2014 and August 23, 2014, McBride robbed six different federally insured banks in five different federal jurisdictions while armed with a dangerous weapon.
The documents say he is also responsible for robbing a PNC Bank on State Street in New Albany, Indiana, in August.
McBride, at gunpoint, demanded and received more than $21,000 in cash total from the banks. He was not wearing a disguise during any of the incidents and witnesses in each location described him similarly.
McBride pleaded guilty to six counts of armed robbery. He remains in custody and could face up to 25 years in prison for each count.
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