Man pleads guilty to five bank robberies in NC

Man pleads guilty to five bank robberies in NC
The man faces a maximum penalty on the robbery counts of not more than 25 years imprisonment, a fine of up to $250,000, or both.

(WBTV) - A man pleaded guilty to five bank robberies in North Carolina Wednesday, including one in Charlotte.

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, 44-year-old Tyrone Thomas Woods pleaded guilty to multiple bank robberies and a firearm charge.

Woods, of Greensboro, pleaded guilty to four armed bank robberies, one bank robbery and one count of brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence.

The armed bank robberies occurred in the following dates and locations:

  • May 21, 2018 – SunTrust Bank, 5705 Gate City Blvd., Greensboro, NC
  • June 20, 2018 – Fidelity Bank, 1035 Randolph St., Thomasville, NC
  • July 23, 2018 – Piedmont Federal Savings Bank, 505 Pineview Dr., Kernersville, NC
  • November 2, 2018 – Sharonview Federal Credit Union, 4418 Park Rd., Charlotte, NC

Woods also pleaded guilty to one count of bank robbery that happened on October 2, 2018, at PNC Bank, 823 South Main St., Kernersville, NC.

Woods faces a maximum penalty on the robbery counts of not more than 25 years imprisonment, a fine of up to $250,000, or both.

On the firearm count, Woods faces a sentence of not less than seven years, nor more than life, that will run consecutive to the sentence imposed for the bank robberies. Woods will also be subject to a term of supervised release of up to five years, and may be ordered to pay restitution. Sentencing will occur in Winston-Salem on Nov. 20, 2019.

The case was investigated by the Greensboro Police Department, Thomasville Police Department, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, and the FBI Safe Streets Task Force.

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