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Utah man gets 5 years in jail after robbing 3 banks in 3 states

By Jacob Klopfenstein, | Posted - Apr 21st, 2018 @ 1:16pm

SACRAMENTO, California — A Utah man will serve five years and three months in federal prison after he robbed three banks in three states last fall, officials said.

Gregory Jerome Brown, of Bountiful, was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, according to a statement from the U.S. Department of Justice.

On October 13, 2017, Brown, 28, robbed a Wells Fargo Bank in Auburn, California, according to the DOJ statement. The next day, he traveled to Reno, Nevada and robbed a Wells Fargo Bank there.

A few weeks later, on Nov. 8, Brown robbed the America First Credit Union at 2928 East Mall Drive in St. George.

He wrote his demands on index cards during the robberies and rode away on his motorcycle afterward, DOJ officials said. In the Nevada and Utah robberies, he threatened bank tellers with a gun in his index card note, according to the DOJ.

When Brown pleaded guilty in the case, he admitted to robbing the three banks, according to the statement. After the St. George robbery, he fled south and was later taken into custody in Phoenix.

The FBI investigated the case with assistance from the St. George Police Department, Pleasant Grove Police Department, Auburn (California) Police Department and Reno (Nevada) Police Department.

Jacob Klopfenstein

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