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Woman gets 15 years for western Md. bank robbery

OAKLAND — A Pennsylvania woman is serving a 15-year-prison sentence for robbing a bank in the western Maryland town of Grantsville.

Forty-seven-year-old Amy McBride of Spring Grove, Pa., was sentenced Thursday in Garrett County Circuit Court.

She was also ordered to pay more than $2,000 in court costs.

A jury found McBride guilty in March of robbing an M&T Bank branch last June.

Police say she wore a disguise and claimed she had a gun in a note she handed to a bank employee.

Another customer followed her from the bank and obtained her vehicle tag number. The information helped police catch McBride about 45 minutes after the robbery.