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Penticton credit union robber sentence to 7 years

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March 25, 2019 - 10:54 AM

PENTICTON - The man accused of robbing a Penticton credit union in the summer of 2017 has been sentenced to seven years in jail, according to Penticton RCMP.

Penticton RCMP media relations officer Const. James Grandy says in a media release 45-year-old Lane Smith of Surrey, B.C. was charged with one count of robbery and was sentenced to seven years behind bars earlier this year in connection with a holdup at the Valley First Credit Union on Main Street on Aug. 9, 2017.

Grandy says the accused entered the credit union, demanded money and got away with some cash on foot.

The suspect was later identified as Lane, who was known to police, he says.

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