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MARSHALL (KYTX) – A 52-year-old Hawkins man, formerly of Louisiana, has been sentenced to federal prison for bank robbery in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales. 
         
Robin Marion Allen pleaded guilty on Sep. 11, 2012, to bank robbery and was sentenced to 160 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Rodney Gilstrap.
 
According to information presented in court, on June 25, 2012, Allen borrowed a car and drove to the Wells Fargo Bank on East Main Street in Atlanta, Texas.  Allen approached a bank teller and gave the teller a hand-written note with instructions to fill a black bag with cash.  The teller placed $1,944 in cash in the bag and returned it to Allen.  Allen was arrested on June 27, 2012 in Atlanta, Texas.  Allen was indicted by a federal grand jury on July 11, 2012 and charged with bank robbery.   
 
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