According to WPTV, the man, armed with a machete, walked into a TD Bank, located at 969 SE Fifth Ave., about 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday and demanded money from workers.

Florida Man Who Robbed Bank Armed With Machete Gets 78 Months In Prison

A Florida man who robbed a bank while armed with a machete was sentenced to federal prison.

A Florida man who robbed a bank while armed with a machete was sentenced to federal prison.

Herve Fils Viaud, 31, was sentenced today by United States District Judge William P. Dimitrouleas to 78 months in federal prison, to be followed by five years of supervised release for robbing TD Bank in Delray Beach, Florida.

On February 1, 2022, Viaud walked into a TD Bank wielding a machete. Viaud threatened to hurt several bank employees with the machete unless he was given money. Fearing for their lives, the employees gave Viaud approximately $1,234.

A bank customer called 911 and reported the getaway car used by Viaud to leave the bank. Subsequently, the Delray Beach Police Department, Broward County Sheriff’s Office, and Miami Gardens Police Department pursued Viaud.

Police followed the man onto I-95, heading towards Boyton Beach.

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Authorities said the Viaud then traveled south through Broward County and into Miami-Dade County, where he led Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies and Miami-Dade police on a high-speed chase.

The man eventually pulled into the parking lot of a church where he was pinned in by both marked and unmarked law enforcement cruisers.

Viaud was seen on video throwing money from the driver’s side window in a church parking lot during a standoff that lasted for about ten minutes.

Viaud then was arrested and found in possession of ammunition, a federal crime for a convicted felon.

On August 10, 2022, Viaud pleaded guilty to one count of bank robbery with the use of a dangerous weapon and one count of felon in possession of ammunition.

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