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'Pom Pom Bandit' Brandon York To Spend 6 Years Behind Bars

GOLDEN, Colo. (AP/CBS4) - A 36-year-old man police dubbed the "Pom Pom Bandit" for the hat he wore during his crimes has been sentenced to six years in prison for robbing five banks in Colorado last February of a total of over $18,000. Brandon York was sentenced Wednesday in Jefferson County District Court on two counts of robbery.

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Brandon York (credit: CBS)

York was sentenced to three years in prison on each count, with the sentences running consecutively.

Authorities say that between Feb. 15 and Feb. 27, 2019 York robbed four banks in Lakewood and one in Arvada.

Pom Pom Bandit 3 (2-22 First Bank, from Lakewood PD)
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Police say York acted alone in three of the robberies but was accompanied by Richard Perdue, a second man, in the fourth one. York was arrested on Feb. 27.

The case of the second man involved in the one robbery is pending.

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Richard Perdue (credit: CBS)

York pleaded guilty on April 22.

(© Copyright 2019 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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