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Portland Woman Sentenced in Connection with Portland Bank Robbery

April 9, 2012

PORTLAND, Ore. - Porsha Yante K. Armstrong, 37, was sentenced to serve 10 years in federal prison by U. S. District Judge Marco A. Hernandez on April 2, 2012. The defendant pled guilty on January 10, 2012, to the crime of unarmed bank robbery after admitting she robbed a U.S. Bank on North Interstate Avenue.

Documents presented by the government show on June 10, 2011, defendant, Armstrong, robbed the North Interstate branch of U.S. Bank, with the use of a threatening note. Shortly after the robbery, Armstrong was stopped in a vehicle, arrested and the stolen money was recovered. Armstrong had prior convictions for burglary and robbery at the time of the offense.

This case was investigated by the Portland Police Bureau, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and prosecuted by Assistant U. S. Attorney Fred Weinhouse.

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