OAKLAND — A federal jury on Thursday found a Rohnert Park man guilty of two counts of robbery and two counts of attempted robbery following a bank robbery in the East Bay in January 2021, officials said. rice field.
William Mulligan, 36, faces up to 20 years in federal prison per indictment. A date for his sentencing before Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers has not been scheduled.
U.S. Attorney Stephanie M. Hines, representing the Northern District of California, said in a statement that Mulligan robbed or attempted to rob banks in Dublin, Pleasant Hill, Walnut Creek and Concord. Authorities caught him after pulling him over in a white Nissan on January 28, 2021, three days after the last robbery.
At the trial, the government proved that Mulligan entered a Bank of America branch in Dublin on January 11, 2021, presented a robbery note to the teller, and left with $8,650 in cash, Hines said. said.
Just two weeks later, on January 25, 2021, Mulligan made trips to three more banks. Hines said a teller at Bank of America in Pleasant Hill refused to give him the money. He also emptied at Bank of America in Walnut Creek after her teller retired to the bank vault, she said. According to Hines, later that day he left Concord’s Wells Fargo with his $1,160 from the cashier.
Mulligan, who was driving a white Nissan with black spoilers, distinctive stickers and no license plate, was pulled over by police three days later. Hines said the same car was seen on surveillance camera footage from robberies in Dublin and Walnut Creek.
Officers arrested Mulligan after pulling him over. Hines said he found robbery notes in his wallet and a subsequent FBI search of his car revealed clothing worn in all four incidents.
Mulligan was held in custody pending sentencing, Hines said.
https://www.mercurynews.com/2023/03/03/federal-jury-finds-bay-area-man-tried-to-rob-four-east-bay-banks-and-succeeded-twice/ Federal jury convicts Bay Area man of bank robbery