Jamil Akil Winns
Photo: Escambia County (Fla.) Sheriff's Office
Photo: Escambia County (Fla.) Sheriff's Office

Decatur man gets 15 years in prison for stealing $12K from Florida bank

A Decatur man will spend 15 years in a Florida prison after robbing a Wells Fargo bank last year, according to multiple media reports.

Jamil Akil Winns, 36, was sentenced Thursday after pleading no contest in May to robbing the bank without a weapon, the Pensacola News Journal reported.

On Sept. 20, 2018, he walked into the bank on East Nile Mile Road while wearing a wig and glasses, the newspaper reported at the time. He passed a note to a teller that said he had a firearm and was demanding money.

He was handed about $12,000, and then he fled the bank and drove away, the News Journal reported. Escambia County deputies found him soon after with the stolen money and the written note. The wig and the other items used in the robbery were also found in a nearby dumpster.

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