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Bank Robbery Press Releases

 

June 4, 2014

ROBINETT: Convicted Bank Robber, On the Run for Nearly Five Years, Arrested in Oregon

April 29, 2014

GILLETTE: Felon Arrested for Plotting to Blow Up Store and Gas Stations as Diversion for Bank Robberies

February 28, 2014

BANK ROBBERY CREW: Last Member of Violent Take-Over Robbery Crew Sentenced

December 6, 2013

MOSLEY: Local Member of Violent Take-Over Style Bank Robbery Ring Sentenced to 13 Years in Prison

September 23, 2013

DANIELS: Last Member of Violent Take-Over Style Bank Robbery Crew Pleads Guilty

June 21, 2013

SEXTON and KETTELLS: Two Repeat Bank Robbers Sentenced to 70 Years in Prison

April 19, 2013

HILL: White Center Bank Robber Sentenced to 8+ Years in Prison

March 28, 2013

KETTELLS and SEXTON: Repeat Robbers Convicted of String of Masked Bank Robberies

October 12, 2012

WANDKE: Repeat Kitsap County Bank Robber Sentenced to 13 Years in Prison

June 19, 2012

WANDKE: Repeat Mason County and Kitsap County Bank Robber Pleads Guilty

April 30, 2012

REVELS: Repeat Bank Robber Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison

February 16, 2012

SHINDLER: Bothell Man Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Armed Bank Robbery

7/26/10 FENTER
FORMER PORT TOWNSEND AREA ORGANIC FARMER SENTENCED TO 10 YEARS IN PRISON FOR BANK ROBBERY SPREE
Defendant Robbed Four Banks Across the West Using Fake Bomb

4/9/10 REVELS
REPEAT ARMED BANK ROBBER CHARGED IN FEDERAL COURT
Defendant Faces Mandatory 40 Year Prison Term

3/18/10 FENTER
FORMER PORT TOWNSEND AREA ORGANIC FARMER PLEADS GUILTY TO BANK ROBBERY SPREE
Defendant Admits Robbing Four Banks Across the West Using Fake Bomb

3/3/10 ARMSTRONG
MAN WHO ROBBED TWO TACOMA BANKS SENTENCED TO 12 YEARS IN PRISON
Defendant Fired Shot into Ceiling in First Robbery

11/20/09 MENDEZ
BANK ROBBER WHO STRUCK IN TWO STATES GETS 7+ YEARS IN PRISON
Robber Faces Additional Time for Bank Robberies in Oregon

11/9/09 HAWKINS
KITSAP COUNTY BANK ROBBER SENTENCED TO SEVEN YEARS IN PRISON
Robber’s Identity Confirmed using DNA from Sunglasses Left Near Robbery

8/28/09 BROMLEY
WASHOUGAL BANK ROBBER SENTENCED TO FIVE YEARS IN PRISON
Defendant Wore Soda Can “Bomb” Around his Neck; Lead Police on High-Speed Chase

7/10/09 COX
SEATTLE BANK ROBBER WHO LED POLICE ON HIGH SPEED CHASE THAT ENDED IN SHOOTOUT SENTENCED TO NEARLY 20 YEARS IN PRISON
Repeat Offender Had Only Been Out of Prison a Few Weeks When he Robbed West Seattle Bank

7/10/09 HAYES
SNOHOMISH COUNTY MAN WHO ROBBED BANKS AND ESPRESSO STANDS SENTENCED TO THREE YEARS IN PRISON
Defendant Blamed Robbery Spree on Drug Debts, Heroin Addiction

5/18/09 KNOX
REPEAT BANK ROBBER SENTENCED TO 14 YEARS IN PRISON AS CAREER OFFENDER
Defendant Robbed his 6th Bank, Ten days after Release From Prison

3/30/09 HAWKINS
BANK ROBBERY SUSPECT, IDENTIFIED BY DNA, APPEARS IN FEDERAL COURT
Suspect Returned from Texas Prison after DNA Gathered from Sunglasses Left Near Robbery

3/20/09 DUNMALL
FINAL CANADIAN GETS TEN YEAR SENTENCE IN ARMY RANGER BANK ROBBERY CASE
Group Used Automatic Weapons, Military Precision in August 2006 Tacoma Bank Robbery

3/17/09 HAYES
MAN WHO ROBBED BANKS AND ESPRESSO STANDS PLEADS GUILTY IN FEDERAL COURT
Defendant Blames Robbery Spree on Drug Debts, Heroin Addiction

2/20/09 ROBERTSON
THIRD DEFENDANT IN ARMY RANGER BANK ROBBERY CASE SENTENCED TO 12+ YEARS IN PRISON
Group Used Automatic Weapons, Military Precision in August 2006 Tacoma Bank Robbery

2/18/09 KNOX
SIX TIME BANK ROBBER PLEADS GUILTY

12/16/08 PALMER
SECOND DEFENDANT IN ARMY RANGER BANK ROBBERY CASE
SENTENCED TO 11 YEARS IN PRISON
Group Used Automatic Weapons, Military Precision in August 2006 Tacoma Bank Robbery

12/12/08 SOMMER
FORMER ARMY RANGER SENTENCED TO 24 YEARS FOR TACOMA BANK ROBBERY
Canadian Planned to Use Robbery Proceeds to Start “Crime Family”

5/28/08 SOMMER
FORMER ARMY RANGER PLEADS GUILTY TO TACOMA BANK ROBBERY - Plea Agreement Mandates 24 year Prison Sentence for Army Ranger from Canada

5/23/08 SOMMER
FORMER ARMY RANGER AGREES TO EXTRADITION FROM CANADA; ARRAIGNMENT SCHEDULED FOR TACOMA BANK ROBBERY - Leader of Bank Robbers with Military Precision is Transferred to U.S. Custody

12/20/07 DIAMOND
OREGON BANK ROBBER SENTENCED TO 12 YEARS IN PRISON - Judge finds Defendant Qualifies as Career Offender

12/7/07 THOMPSON
FORT LEWIS SOLDIER SENTENCED TO NEARLY 12 YEARS IN PRISON FOR ARMED BANK ROBBERY - Soldier Robbed Same Bank Twice

10/12/07 YATES
KITSAP COUNTY MAN SENTENCED TO 17 YEARS IN PRISON FOR BANK ROBBERIES - Defendant Terrorized Bank Tellers, Robbing Banks Twice

7/24/07 GARRED
SPANAWAY WOMAN SENTENCED IN CONNECTION WITH ARMED ROBBERIES - Defendant Assisted Serial Robber by scouting Credit Unions, then Lied to Grand Jury

6/29/07 REAN
VANCOUVER BANK ROBBER SENTENCED TO 15 YEARS IN PRISON - Robber's Efforts to Hide Distinctive Dental Grillz Helped Teller Remember Him

5/18/07 THOMPSON
FORT LEWIS SOLDIER PLEADS GUILTY TO ARMED BANK ROBBERY - Robbed Same Bank Twice - Faces 12+ Years in Prison

3/30/07 HAMPTON
LONGVIEW MAN SENTENCED TO 6+ YEARS IN PRISON FOR BANK ROBBERY, DRUG AND GUN CRIMES - Felon Robbed Bank in Clown Hat, Sold Guns and Meth to Police Informant

3/30/07 FRIEND
CALIFORNIA MAN SENTENCED TO 19 YEAR TERM FOR ARMED ROBBERIES OF CREDIT UNION - Defendant Recruited Others to Scheme - Robbed Credit Union Twice in Six Months

3/23/07 CALDWELL
SEATTLE MAN SENTENCED TO 15 YEARS AND 8 MONTHS IN PRISON FOR ELEVEN BANK ROBBERIES - Crime-Stoppers Publicity Key to Arrest and Conviction of "Can You Hear Me Now?" Bandit

3/9/07 BLUM/BYRNE
TWO DEFENDANTS IN ARMY RANGER BANK ROBBERY CASE PLEAD GUILTY - Group Used Automatic Weapons, Military Precision to Rob Tacoma Bank

1/24/07 REAN
VANCOUVER BANK ROBBER CONVICTED FOLLOWING TWO DAY TRIAL - Robber's Efforts to Hide Distinctive Dental Grillz Helped Teller Remember Him

1/12/07 COMA
SCUBA-SUITED BANK ROBBER SENTENCED TO 16 YEARS IN PRISON - Olympia Repeat Pffemder Troed tp Swo, Away from Police

12/18/06 MACHADO
ROBBER WHO HIT BANKS IN THREE STATES SENTENCED TO 78 MONTHS IN PRISON - Defendant Arrested Following June '06 Bank Robbery in Sultan, Washington

12/7/06 PALMER
FIRST DEFENDANT IN ARMY RANGER BANK ROBBERY CASE PLEADS GUILTY - Group Used Automatic Weapons, Military Precision to Rob Tacoma Bank

10/19/06 DOLLAR
TACOMA WOMAN SENTENCED TO THREE YEARS IN PRISON FOR DRIVING GETAWAY CAR IN CREDIT UNION ROBBERY - Woman Helped Recruit 12-year-old Boy to Participate in Armed Robbery

10/19/06 GARRED
SPANAWAY WOMAN PLEADS GUILTY IN CONNECTION WITH ARMED ROBBERIES - Defendant Assisted Serial Robber by Scouting Credit Unions, then Lied to Grand Jury

10/19/06 HERSEL
LAKEWOOD MAN SENTENCED TO TWELVE YEARS IN PRISON FOR BANK ROBBERY, CARJACKING, AND ASSAULT ON FBI AGENT - Defendant Rammed Agent's Car During High Speed Chase

7/21/06 SWAGERTY
STATE PRISON INMATE GETS FEDERAL TIME AFTER CONFESSING TO BANK ROBBERY - Defendant Confesses to Bank Robbery While Serving State Sentence for Assault

7/3/06 FRIEND
CALIFORNIA MAN PLEADS GUILTY, AGREES TO 19 YEAR TERM FOR ARMED ROBBERIES OF CREDIT UNION - Defendant Recruited Others to Scheme - Robbed Credit Union Twice in Six Months

5/25/06 MONTORY CATRELL CALDWELL
SEATTLE MAN CONVICTED OF ELEVEN BANK ROBBERIES
Crime-Stoppers Publicity Key to Arrest and Conviction of “Can You Hear Me Now?” Bandit

5/25/06 TEDDY L. HERSEL
BANK ROBBER PLEADS GUILTY IN CONNECTION WITH LAKEWOOD ROBBERY, CAR JACKING, AND ASSAULT ON FBI AGENT- Lakewood Man Leads Police on Highspeed Chase, Ramming FBI Car and Endangering Public

5/17/06 JANE ESTELLE LUNBECK
KENT WOMAN PLEADS GUILTY TO BANK FRAUD AND AGGRAVATED ID THEFT- Alert Teller and Bank Customer Trigger Investigation Leading to Arrest

7/8/05 GAINES
"Pillowcase Robber" Sentenced to 184 Years in Prison for Robbery Spree

3/23/05 GAINES
"Pillowcase Robber" Convicted on Eighteen Counts for Robbery Spree

1/28/05 UPTEGROVE
Vancouver Man Sentenced to More Than 20 Years for String of Bank Robberies

1/27/05 BROWN
Bank Robber Dubbed "Bag Lady Bandit" Sentenced to 4 Years in Prison

1/21/05 LEHR
Portland Man Gets More Than 4 Years for Vancouver, Wa Bank Robbery

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