Guilty plea in ‘Tall Man’ bank robberies

EUGENE, Ore. — An Oregon man who stands 6 feet 2 inches tall has pleaded guilty to six counts of bank robbery for crimes the FBI ascribed to the “Tall Man” bandit.

The Register-Guard reported that 26-year-old Chet Evans admitted Tuesday to robbing four Eugene banks and two more in Springfield between mid-February and mid-March.

He faces a maximum 20 years on each count when he’s sentenced in February in federal court.

Court records show nearly $12,500 in cash was stolen from the banks during the five-week crime spree.

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Information from: The Register-Guard, http://www.registerguard.com

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