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Man gets 5 years for CdA bank robbery

This surveillance photo is from a robbery on Tuesday in Coeur d'Alene at the Washington Trust Bank. (Coeur d'Alene Police Department)
This surveillance photo is from a robbery on Tuesday in Coeur d'Alene at the Washington Trust Bank. (Coeur d'Alene Police Department)

A Spokane bank robber already headed to prison for 10 years was sentenced Tuesday to five years for orbbing a bank in Coeur d'Alene.

Michael Richard Kent, 40, is to serve the sentence the same time as his 129-month sentence in Spokane County Superiro Court for robberies Dec. 16, 2009, at Chase Bank, 822 W. Francis Ave., and Dec. 24, 2009, at Numerica Credit Union, 1916 W. Francis.

Kent pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Idaho in July for a Jan. 12, 2010, robbery at Washington Trust Bank, 218 Lakeside Ave.

Video and surveillance photos released after the robbery led several of Kent's acquaintances to tip the FBI to his identity. Agents searched Kent's Spokane home and found clothes matching those worn by the robber, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
 




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