PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A 23-year-old Vermont man has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for his role in the armed robbery of a Rhode Island bank that yielded around $82,000.
Federal prosecutors say Louis Peters III of West Topsham, Vt., was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Providence this week on charges of conspiracy to commit bank robbery, bank robbery and using a firearm during a crime of violence. Peters and co-defendant Craig Carey of Fall River, Mass., had both earlier pleaded guilty.
Prosecutors say Peters admitted accosting the manager of a Centreville Savings Bank branch in West Greenwich in May 2011 when she arrived at work and binding the hands and feet of other bank employees with zip ties.
Carey is scheduled to be sentenced in January.
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