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Tampa bank robber sentenced to federal prison

TAMPA — A 33-year-old man was sentenced Friday to 12 years in federal prison for six bank robberies, including three where he threatened to kill bank tellers.

Kevin James Algood robbed about one bank a day during a week starting Aug. 23 in Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties. He took a total of about $13,663, according to the U.S. Justice Department.

After his last robbery in Largo, police caught Algood running out of a BB&T Bank with money stuffed in his shirt.

Algood pleaded guilty on Nov. 23.

Along with U.S. District Judge Richard A. Lazzara's sentence, Algood must forfeit $8,155 traced back to the robberies.

Tampa bank robber sentenced to federal prison 02/14/11 [Last modified: Monday, February 14, 2011 12:55pm]
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