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Harlingen man sentenced to life in prison in connection with 2020 bank robbery

1 year 1 month 3 weeks ago Thursday, September 30 2021 Sep 30, 2021 September 30, 2021 12:49 PM September 30, 2021 in News - Local

A 28-year-old Harlingen man was sentenced to life in federal prison after he pleaded guilty to robbing a bank and shooting a bank teller in the head.

Muhamed Pathe Bah will also spend an additional 25 years in federal prison for use of a firearm during the robbery and must also pay restitution to the victim, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Authorities say in June 2020, Bah entered a Texas Regional Bank on Sunshine Strip in Harlingen and made his way to a bank teller.

 “Within five seconds, Bah pulled a pistol from a bag and shot the teller in the head,“ the release stated. “Bah then robbed the bank and fled the area with the stolen money.”

Bah was apprehended a short time later on his bicycle.

Bah pleaded guilty to charges in June 2021.

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