Memphis robber sentenced to 27 years in armored car heist

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Tennessee man who was injured by an armored truck driver during an attempted robbery has been sentenced to 27 years in prison.

The U.S. attorney’s office says 49-year-old Cornelius Richmond was sentenced May 23 by a federal judge in Memphis. Richmond had pleaded guilty to committing armed robberies in interstate commerce.

A Brink’s armored truck employee was loading two cash cassettes containing $192,000 into an ATM at the Regions Bank at Austin Peay and Yale in May 2016 when Richmond approached at gunpoint. Authorities say a second robber, 52-year-old Roderick Herron, was in a truck nearby.

A second employee who stayed in the Brink’s truck rammed the robbers’ vehicle, knocking Richmond to the ground. Prosecutors say Herron drove away, leaving Richmond with a broken leg.

Herron has pleaded not guilty and is awaiting trial.

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