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Lakewood man pleads not guilty to bank robbery

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on Jan. 30, 2013 at 6:51 am |
January 30, 2013 6:51 am

Devin Rogers was allegedly found hiding in a shed near a Lakewood housing project with money stashed in his jacket and pants pockets.

Police say some of the cash still had a bank wrap on it and was taken during Monday’s holdup of the U.S. Bank branch in the 9300 block of Bridgeport Way Southwest.

On Tuesday, the 24-year-old pleaded not guilty to first-degree robbery during his arraignment in Pierce County Superior Court. He was ordered jailed in lieu of $200,000 bail.

Prosecutors say Rogers spoke briefly with a bank teller Monday before handing her a note that read, “This is a robbery give me the money and no one gets hurt no games.”

After the teller gave him an undisclosed amount of cash, witnesses said Rogers ran outside clutching the money and slipped on a jacket as he fled.

Police said he confessed to the bank robbery after officers found him hiding in the shed.

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