Darriel Murray, 21, of Albany, was sentenced today to seven years in State Prison, to be followed by 3 years of post-release supervision in Albany County Court.
On April 23, Murray pleaded guilty to attempted robbery in the second degree, for his role in a bank robbery earlier this year in the Town of Bethlehem.
On Jan, 14, Murray entered a bank near the Delaware Plaza on Delaware Avenue wearing a hooded sweatshirt and a mask and gave the bank teller a note demanding money and displaying what appeared to be a handgun. He stole $3,400 in cash and fled the bank, however, when he got to his vehicle, a dye pack that was inside the stolen money exploded in his lap.
On Jan. 23, a search warrant was executed on the Murray’s vehicle after he was observed attempting to pass off some of the dye-stained money at a bank in the Town of Colonie. As officers searched the vehicle, they discovered multiple stains from the dye pack in the driver’s seat and door. A search of the Murray’s residence found more dye-stained money, as well as the mask and gun used during the robbery.
As part of the sentence handed down today, Murray must also pay $3,400 in restitution to the bank.