Man sentenced for 2014 bank robbery

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A Leo man was sentenced for his role in a 2014 armed robbery of a Harlan bank.

On Sept. 12, 2014, five people held up a bank in Harlan at gunpoint. Federal court documents said Andrew Wood and another suspect went into the bank while four others in three vehicles took up positions around the bank.

Inside the bank, Wood and the other suspect demanded cash as the other suspect showed a handgun.

As the pair tried to escape, two shots were fired through the glass front doors of the bank, federal court documents said.

Wood was arrested moments after the robbery, a short distance from the bank. The other five arrested a short time later.

Wood, now 24, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to just more than 11 years in prison followed by 2 years of supervised release. He previously pleading guilty to armed bank robbery along with aiding and abetting the use of a firearm during a crime of violence.

Wood must also pay $1,527.37 in restitution.

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