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Man convicted of robbing Neptune Beach bank

Police confronted robbery as he rode bicycle shortly after robbery

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office booking photo ofAndrew Ray Murray
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office booking photo ofAndrew Ray Murray

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Andrew Ray Murray, 34, was found guilty Thursday afternoon of armed robbery while wearing a mask and resisting an officer without violence in connection with a May 2014 robbery of the SunTrust Bank in Neptune Beach.

Prosecutors say Murray walked into the bank wearing a mask and holding an object. He then began yelling and demanding money from the vault. The bank teller gave the defendant cash and he left. 

When officers spotted Murray riding a bicycle nearby shortly after the robbery, they said he dropped the bike and began running. After a brief foot chase, Murray was arrested.

Murray faces up to 30 years in prison. He will be sentenced the week of June 29.