Man gets nearly 9 years in prison for bank holdup - KMOV.com

Man gets nearly 9 years in prison for bank holdup

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) -- A southwestern Illinois man has been ordered to spend nearly nine years in federal prison for robbing a bank of roughly $1,400.

Thirty-six-year-old Brian Duff of the Madison County village of Livingston also must spend five years on supervised release after his prison term.

Federal prosecutors say Duff robbed First National Bank of Staunton in Hamel on July 26, making off with $1,402 after showing a teller a realistic-looking handgun replica and a note demanding money.

Duff was arrested minutes later by a sheriff's deputy.

Duff pleaded guilty to a bank-robbery count in September.

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