Career bank robber sentenced 17 years

first_imgAn Oregon man described as a menacing “career bank robber” by a U.S. attorney was sentenced to more than 17 years in federal prison Friday for a string of six recent bank robberies in the Portland area and Vancouver.Ronald William Henning, 52, of Sandy, after serving that term, also will be under federal supervision for another five years, and was ordered to pay about $49,000 in restitution to the banks he robbed, according to a bulletin from Assistant U.S. Attorney Gary Sussman, who prosecuted the case.Henning had pleaded guilty to six counts of armed bank robbery between November 2008 and February 2009, five in the Portland area and one in Vancouver, the bulletin said. “He pointed the gun at bank employees during the robberies and, in one case, threatened to shoot the teller if she did not hurry up,” Sussman said in the bulletin.And he’d previously been convicted of two bank robberies in federal court and two more in an Oregon state court, for a total of 10, the bulletin said.“Nothing short of a lengthy prison term will prevent Mr. Henning from robbing again,” U.S. Attorney Dwight C. Holton said in the bulletin.last_img read more

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