New England man sentenced after pleading guilty to bank robbery charges
BURLINGTON, Vermont — A Vermont man was sentenced to 46 months of imprisonment after pleading guilty to bank robbery charges.
According to court records, Douglas Allen, 59, of Burlington, entered the College Street branch of Merchants Bank on May 21, 2016, wearing a hat and sunglasses and presented the teller with a note that asked for $6,000. The teller gave the robber approximately $1,740, documents add.
Burlington Police officers arrested Allen five days later after receiving several tips from people who were able to identify him from bank surveillance pictures.
Allen was originally charged in state court with grand larceny, but that charge was dismissed after a federal grand jury indicted Allen last July.
Chief U.S. District Judge Christina Reiss ordered that Allen serve three years of supervised release following completion of his prison term and pay restitution in the amount of $1635.