Sacramento man sent to prison for bank robbery

Sacramento — A 52-year-old man has been sentenced to four years in state prison after pleading guilty to robbing a Roseville bank.

Steven Kenneth Homes entred the First Bank on Doublas Boulevard on Dec. 2,2009, handed the teller a note demanding cash and then fled in a taxi that he had leased as a driver, according to proseecutor Rick Opick of the Placer County District Attorney’s Office.

Roseville police and Sacramento County sheriff’s deputies tracked Holmes to a motel on Auburn Boulevard in Sacamento. Holmes reportedly barricaded hisemlf in a room for about three hours before SWAT officers fired tear gas into the room, forcing the robber to surrender. No weapon was found.

Holmes pleaded guilty to second-degree robbery Jan. 26 before Placer County Superior Court Judge J. Richard Couzens and was given the prison term. He was also ordered to pay $1,000 in fines and restitution.

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