Man sentenced in southwest Missouri bank robbery

1 year 3 months 2 weeks ago April 05, 2016 Apr 5, 2016 Tuesday, April 05 2016 Tuesday, April 05, 2016 10:26:00 AM CDT in News
By: The Associated Press

ANDERSON (AP) — A man has been sentenced to two years and nine months in federal prison in a southwest Missouri bank robbery.

The Joplin Globe (http://bit.ly/238bPaq ) reports that 59-year-old Perry Abercrombie, of Anderson, also was ordered Monday to pay about $700 in restitution. He pleaded guilty in August to robbing the Arvest Bank in Anderson.

Authorities said Abercrombie approached a teller with a robbery note that said he was armed with a gun, although investigators don't believe he actually had one with him. He left with money from the teller's drawer.

He was linked to the crime because a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper had noticed he was acting suspicious before the robbery and looked up the registration information for his pickup truck. Abercrombie eventually led deputies to the stolen money.

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