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Man accused of robbing his own bank in Tacoma pleads guilty

A man pleaded guilty to charges that he robbed his Tacoma bank last year.

Robert Rios Jr., 55, entered a guilty plea to the lesser charge of first-degree theft, and was sentenced Jan. 25 to 90 days in custody, which he was set to start serving through home detention Feb. 8.

He was originally charged with first-degree robbery.

According to the original charging papers:

Rios entered the Chase Bank he uses near North 26th and North Pearl streets Nov. 19th, handed the teller a note that said “This is a robbie?” and insisted repeatedly he was not joking. She recognized

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