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Harrisburg man pleads guilty to bank robbery

Written by The Associated Press | Jul 2, 2016 10:29 AM
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(Baltimore) -- Prosecutors say a Harrisburg man has pleaded guilty to robbing a Maryland bank while armed with an AK-47.

The U.S. Attorney's Office said in a news release that 34-year-old Jesse Allen Burney of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, entered the plea Friday in federal court in Baltimore.

Authorities say on April 27, 2015, Burney entered a bank in Whiteford, Maryland, carrying a loaded AK-47 in a backpack.

Officials say Burney demanded that tellers give him $100,000, and bank employees gave him more than $97,000 from the vault.

Burney fled on a dirt bike, then in a car.

Police tracked Burney by a GPS device tellers had put in with the money, and arrested him.

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