ALBANY, N.Y. – An Albany man has pleaded guilty to a violent felony charge.
According to District Attorney P. David Soares, Darriel Murray, 21, pleaded guilty to one count of Attempted Robbery in the Second Degree on Wednesday.
On January 14, 2014, Murray entered a bank near the Delaware Plaza in Bethlehem while wearing a hooded sweatshirt and a mask. He gave the bank teller a note demanding money and displayed what appeared to be a handgun.
Murray stole $3,400 in cash and fled the bank. However, a dye pack that was inside the stolen money exploded in his lap after he entered his vehicle.
On January 23, a search warrant was executed on his 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 his residence found more dye stained money, as well as the mask and gun used during the robbery.
Murray will be sentenced in June and faces 7 years in State Prison, to be followed by 3 years of Post Release Supervision. He must also pay $3,400 in restitution to the bank.