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14 years for bank robbery

A bank robber has been sentenced to 14 years in prison by a court in Linz, Upper Austria.

The 45-year-old man from the Czech Republic was sentenced for involvement in three bank robberies.

His three accomplices are already serving sentences but are currently appealing after being convicted in October.

The series of bank robberies began in December 2010. The latest robber to be convicted robbed together with his 43-year-old girlfriend a bank in Linz, making off with 19,000 Euros.

Following this robbery he planned further robberies in a bid to get more cash.

In February they robbed 21,600 Euros form a bank in Bad Leonfelden and in March robbed 13,990 Euro from a bank in Rainbach - each time they were armed with a machine pistol.

After the third robbery three of those involved were caught receiving twelve, nine and seven and a half years in prison.

This latest sentencing means all four involved have been caught.

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