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Washington near the top in bank robberies

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YAKIMA, Wash -- According to the FBI, Washington ranks 7th nationwide in total bank robberies.  

The good news is that 70% of bank robbers were caught in 2006. Well above the national average of 47%.

This past year, Yakima had two bank robberies down from five in the previous. Sgt Scot Levno says that the city is catching and convicting bank robbers at a rate above the national average.

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