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Man Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison for Robbing a U.S. Bank in Yakima

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YAKIMA, WA. - A man convicted of robbing the U.S. Bank in Yakima back in January will now spend 8 years in prison.

42-year-old Dane Andrus was sentenced Tuesday for robbing the bank on Nob Hill Boulevard, and then leading police on a high speed chase through Yakima which ended on Interstate 82.

According to court documents, Andrus admitted to the crime while in custody, telling officers he robbed the bank because he needed money. 
 

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A man accused of robbing the U.S. Bank in Yakima on Friday made his first appearance in court Monday morning. 

42-year-old Dane Andrus is accused of using a handgun to rob the bank on Nob Hill Boulevard, before leading police on a high speed chase which ended on I-82 near Buena. 

According to court documents, Andrus admitted to the crime in custody, telling officers he robbed the bank because he needed money. 

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A man is behind bars after police said he robbed a bank in Yakima at gunpoint and then led officers and state troopers on a high-speed chase. Police said the white man went into the U.S. Bank on Nob Hill Boulevard around 10:30 Friday morning wearing a mask demanding money with a gun.

He then left the bank with an unknown amount of money and that is when the chase started.

The pursuit then made its way to the Lower Valley on Interstate 82 where state troopers took over.  The chase reportedly reached speeds over 100 miles per hour.

Troopers used spike strips to stop the suspect's white van near exit 50 near Zillah.

He ran, but troopers arrested him.  The man faces 1st Degree Robbery and Eluding charges.

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