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Repeat offender sentenced to 10 years for armed bank robbery

Posted at 5:01 PM, Jul 09, 2019

(WMAR) — A repeat offender has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for robbing a bank in Derwood.

According to a plea agreement, 28-year-old Jerail Melik Netcliff walked into a bank in Derwood and approached a bank teller with a gun. Netcliff demanded $10,000, and, in fear, the teller gave him the cash, and the robber ran off.

Officers were able to track Netcliff after they reviewed surveillance video showing him entering a rented U-Haul van. Netcliff was seen in the video wearing the same clothing he wore to rob the bank later that day.

Police then arrested Netcliff and conducted a search and seizure warrant at his home. Officers found a U-Haul rental agreement, a replica black handgun, recovered $2,770 in cash, Netcliff’s Maryland driver’s license, and gloves consistent with those worn by the robber in the bank surveillance video.

Netcliff was sentenced to 10 years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for an armed bank robbery and for violating his supervised release from a previous federal conviction.