Oregon man gets 14 years for Vancouver bank robberies

first_imgMarx Wayne Coonrod denied robbing the same Vancouver Umpqua Bank branch twice and trying a third time over a three-month span in 2016 through the very end of his criminal case.“My right to a fair trial was taken from me. I’m sorry about what happened to these people, but it wasn’t me,” Coonrod said during sentencing Friday.“You’re a bank robber,” Clark County Superior Court Judge Daniel Stahnke replied, moments before he handed down a more than 14-year prison sentence.Coonrod, a 62-year-old from Scappoose, Ore., robbed the bank Feb. 1, 2016, and March 16, 2016, and tried to do it again April 22 of that year, court records say.The first robbery was carried out by a man wearing a dark-colored, hooded jacket, a dark beanie and scarf. He walked into the bank shortly after 10:30 a.m., according to an affidavit of probable cause. Witnesses described the robber as being an average height, with a heavy build and distinctive, almost limping walk, Senior Deputy Prosecutor James Smith said. The robber demanded bills in $50 and $100 denominations. He didn’t show a firearm.last_img

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