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4:37 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

Alamogordo Man Gets 8+ Years In Bank Robbery

An Alamogordo man has been sentenced to more than eight years in federal prison for robbing a bank in New Mexico.

Prosecutors say 32-year-old Kenneth Morral received a 100-month prison term Tuesday followed by five years of supervised release.

He was accused of robbing the First New Mexico Bank in Hatch on Oct. 19, 2012.

Authorities say two men demanded money from bank tellers before fleeing in a vehicle.

Three days later, authorities found an abandoned car that matched the description of the getaway vehicle.

The FBI found evidence in the vicinity of the vehicle linking it to the bank robbery and a check of its VIN number led investigators to the other suspect.

Morral was later arrested in Gallup. He pleaded guilty to a bank robbery charge in May.

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