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Former teller sentenced in Dundalk bank robbery

A former teller was sentenced in federal court on Wednesday to seven years in prison for robbing the Dundalk M&T Bank where she had previously worked.

The U.S. attorney's office said Janaya Brittne Person-Robinson, 20, of Baltimore and her then boyfriend, Darrius Roszario D. Washington, also 20, were able to get inside and demand $133,600 from the bank on Oct. 1, 2013 because Person-Robinson knew the bank's procedures and employees.

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Person-Robinson and Washington waited outside the bank before it opened and waited until an employee and stopped an employee and ordered her to open the door, using a .32 caliber gun, prosecutors said.

Once inside, prosecutors said, the couple knew which teller had access to the bank's vault and forced her to open the door by threatening that if she did not, she would never see her child. Person-Robinson knew the child's name from working there.

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The couple managed to make off with the cash but were later stopped in their car by police and were arrested.

Washington was previously sentenced to 135 months in prison for his role in the robbery.

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