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Bank robber sentenced to 20 years in federal prison

MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- It's 20 years in prison for the Milwaukee man who stole more than $25,000 from a bank.

Samuel J. Potts, 46, was sentenced to 18 years for bank robbery.  He also violated the terms of a supervised release for an earlier bank robbery conviction. That violation got him two more years in federal prison.

Authorities say Potts used a paintball gun to rob a Greenfield bank in December; he grabbed a teller by the hair and demanded cash.

Court records say he made off with more than $25,000.

He will be required to pay full restitution to the bank, as part of his sentence.

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