Siblings sentenced in bank robbery

2 years 4 months 1 week ago Tuesday, August 04 2015 Aug 4, 2015 Tuesday, August 04, 2015 3:26:39 PM CDT August 04, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY (AP) - Two Kansas City, Kansas, siblings have been sentenced in federal court for their roles in a Missouri bank robbery.

U.S. Attorney Tammy Dickinson said 25-year-old Charles Spencer was sentenced Tuesday to eight years and six months in federal prison, while his 29-year-old sister Virginia Spencer was sentenced to 10 years and three months.

Prosecutors say the two stole nearly $12,000 at gunpoint from the Bank Midwest in Excelsior Springs on May 23, 2014.

A customer who used the bank's outside ATM called 911 after her car was nearly struck by the Spencers' fleeing vehicle, driven by 23-year-old Steven Robinson of Kansas City, Kansas. The three were caught after their car crashed following a high-speed pursuit.

Robinson pleaded guilty and was sentenced to six years and eight months behind bars.

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