Man who robbed five Indiana banks gets 70 months in prison

Friday, March 20, 2015
Alan McCormick

A 47-year-old Zionsville man has been sentenced to 70 months in federal prison for robbing five Indiana banks, including facilities in Poland, Eminence and Ladoga.

Appearing in U.S. District Court at Indianapolis on March 13, Alan Wayne McCormick pleaded guilty to five counts of armed bank robbery.

Besides receiving a sentence of nearly six years in prison, he must pay $61,860 in restitution in addition to serving three years on federal probation.

Last year a grand jury indicted McCormick on those five counts. Charges were filed in June in the U.S. District Court's Southern District, Terre Haute.

McCormick robbed the Citizens Bank in Eminence (Morgan County) and First Financial Bank in Poland in 2012; Hoosier Heartland banks in Ladoga and Linden (both in Montgomery County) in 2013 and 2014, respectively; and Fountain Trust Bank in Darlington (Montgomery County) in March 2014.

At the Poland bank on Sept. 18, 2012, McCormick walked in, displayed a handgun and demanded money from one of the two tellers. Taking an undisclosed amount of money, the suspect fled on foot.

It was the robbery in Darlington that helped jumpstart the investigation. That's when authorities were able to obtain a description of the vehicle used in the crime.

The later learned McCormick had borrowed the vehicle used in the robbery in Darlington.

Investigators were led to McCormick and a warrant was served on his Zionsville residence. He later confessed to his involvement in the five robberies, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced at the time federal charges were filed.

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