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Washington Man Sentenced in Connection with Four Bank Robberies
26-Year Sentence Imposed

U.S. Attorney’s Office December 07, 2011
  • District of Oregon (503) 727-1000

PORTLAND, OR—Alexey Perez-Hernandez, 34, of Bonney Lake, Washington, was sentenced by Senior District Court Judge Robert E. Jones today to 314 months’ (26 years and two months) in prison following his pleas of guilty to four counts of armed bank robbery.

Perez-Hernandez committed the armed bank robberies and his accomplice, Travis Lee Oles, who was previously sentenced to a term of 18 years in prison, planned the robberies and drove the getaway vehicle. The robberies were exceptionally aggravated because Perez-Hernandez moved behind “teller row” during the robberies and in two of those robberies he actually jumped over the teller counter.

Perez-Hernandez is also charged with robberies in Washington in Clark County, Pierce County and King County and it is anticipated that he will be pleading guilty to those crimes in the near future. Perez-Hernandez was sentenced for the following Portland Metro robberies, which totaled $24,976.41:

(1) August 7, 2009—Columbia State Bank, NE Halsey Street; (2) August 19, 2009—Riverview Community Bank, NE Halsey Street; (3) August 26, 2009—Riverview Community Bank, NE Halsey Street; and (4) September 8, 2009—Albina Community Bank, NE Sandy Boulevard.

During the sentencing hearing, Judge Jones told the defendant, “these crimes are unforgiveable.”

These cases were investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Vancouver Police Department and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Fred Weinhouse.

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