UPDATE: Man sentenced for role in 2016 armed robbery at Md. bank
A man will spend over half a century in prison for his role in a 2016 armed robbery, where over $10,000 was stolen.
On Wednesday, the Office of the State's Attorney for Wicomico County says 26-year-old Richard Moise, of Salisbury, was sentenced to 70 years in the Division of Corrections. Officials say Moise's sentencing happened on June 8 in Wicomico County. Moise was convicted of five counts of armed robbery, one count for each bank employee who was a victim, and use of a handgun in the commission of the robbery on February 28.
The charges stem from a December 2016 armed robbery at a Salisbury bank.
On December 9, just before 6:00 PM, five masked individuals, two of whom were armed with handguns, went into the Bank of Delmarva, on Eastern Shore Drive. Moise then collected the money while two other suspects brandished firearms at bank employees. Authorities say the suspects ordered bank employees to the ground at gun point and tied up bank tellers using zip ties. Over $11,000 in cash was stolen from the bank.
All of the money was ultimately recovered, officials say.
Moise was sentenced to 10 years for each count of armed robbery to be served consecutive to one another and an additional 20 years for the use of a handgun during the robbery, also to be served consecutive.