Tucson man sentenced for 2008 bank heist

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TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- A Tucson man has been sentenced to almost six years in prison for a bank robbery.

Federal prosecutors say 42-year-old Timothy Arnold Riley was sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court to a 71-month prison term. He also was ordered to pay restitution for the stolen money and be on supervised released for 36 months after he completes his sentence.

Riley pleaded guilty in the case in April. He was arrested shortly after a Wells Fargo Bank branch in Tucson was robbed on July 15, 2008.

Authorities say Riley went to a Tucson hospital after the robbery, called a taxi and got a ride to a shuttle service. He bought a ticket for a ride to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, but was arrested by Tucson police as he waited for the shuttle.

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