He was also given three-years supervised probation.
Frederick, Md (KM) In Frederick County Circuit Court on Wednesday, a Harpers Ferry, WV man was sentenced for armed robbery. Norman Hilbert, 49, was given 20 years to serve in the Division of Correction, with all but 12 years suspended. In addition, he will be placed on three-years supervised probation when he’s released.
Hilbert pleaded guilty to armed robbery on October 11th, 2016 for holding up the PNC Bank 3901 Jefferson Pike on January 26th, 2015.
State’s Attorney Charlie Smith says Hilbert entered the PNC branch and demanded money. He displayed a handgun at his waist. “He threatened the two female clerks. He demanded cash. But fortunately, one of the witnesses there was able to obtain a tag number from the car that he drove from the scene,” he says. That tag was stolen from another car parked at Wal Mart parking lot.
Hilbert was arrested on February 9th, 2015 at the Wal Mart where the tag was taken. Maryland State Troopers who there to obtain video surveillance tape when they saw Hilbert and took him into custody.
Smith says Hilbert is currently serving a one-year sentence in a federal prison for possession of a handgun by a convicted felon. “He’ll continue to serve his federal sentence,” he says. “Once he’s released from the federal sentence, he’ll continue to serve his 12-year sentence here in the Division of Correction in Maryland,” he says.
“We’re just happy no one got harmed. And that he was ultimately found and the weapon was recovered,” says Smith. “That’s one less weapon out in the street for somebody else to perform an armed robbery with. Serious case, but we’re happy with the sentence, that’s for sure.”
By Kevin McManus