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July 21, 2015

Bank Robber Sentenced to 96 Months in Federal Prison

SPOKANE—Michael C. Ormsby, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, announced that Dane Edward Andrus, age 42, of Osburn, Idaho, was sentenced for Bank Robbery. United States District Court Judge Stanley A. Bastian sentenced Andrus to a 96 month term of imprisonment, to be followed by a five year term of court supervision upon release from federal prison.

According to information disclosed during the court proceedings, on January 23, 2015, Andrus entered the U.S. Bank located on Nob Hill in Yakima, Washington. He was wearing a ski mask and carrying a pistol. Andrus pointed the pistol at a bank teller, demanded money from the teller, and then fled in a white van. Yakima Police Officers quickly responded to the scene and were soon thereafter following Andrus’ van. Andrus led police on a high speed chase through downtown Yakima and onto Interstate 82, stopping only after law enforcement officers used spike strips to disable the van. Officers arrested Andrus, discovered the pistol, and recovered all of the money he stole from the bank.

Michael C. Ormsby said, “Armed bank robbery is a gravely serious violent crime. As demonstrated in this case, bank robberies will be swiftly investigated, aggressively prosecuted and severely punished.”

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Yakima Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Benjamin D. Seal, an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington.

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