CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — A man who robbed the same South Texas bank twice in 2012 and hid some of the loot in his boots has been sentenced to 13 years in prison.
A federal judge in Corpus Christi on Monday sentenced 52-year-old Vernon Nicholas Tolmie. He had pleaded guilty earlier this year to one count of bank robbery.
Investigators say Tolmie held up Texas Champion Bank in Corpus Christi on July 11, 2012 and later that same year on Nov. 19. Police say the robber slipped threatening notes to tellers before fleeing with cash.
Tolmie was captured shortly after the second heist when police located him in a restaurant. The Corpus Christi man had ditched the clothes he wore in the holdup and hid some of the stolen money in his boots.
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