Lake Stevens man sentenced for bank robbery

EVERETT — A Lake Stevens man was sentenced Wednesday to nearly four years in prison for robbing a bank in 2011.

A jury last month convicted Benjamin Roy of first-degree robbery. He faced up to 5 years in prison.

Prosecutors alleged that Roy, 25, held up the Chase Bank on Market Place on Nov. 29, 2011. He wore a bandana over his face, told the teller he had a gun and ran away with about $3,000.

Investigators tied Roy to the heist through genetic evidence collected from a sweatshirt he left behind.

A judge on Wednesday was told that Roy plans to appeal his conviction.

More in Local News

District takes steps to secure school campuses

Safety measures have been enhanced at Hawthorne and Silver Firs elementary schools in Everett.

Hard work is paying off for Mariner High senior

Mey Ly has excelled in school since moving here from Cambodia; she also serves as an intrepreter.

County under flood watch; back-to-back storms promise heavy rain

The National Weather Service issued a flood watch Monday for… Continue reading

1 arrested after SWAT team moves in on Marysville house

The incident was connected to an earlier robbery.

Yes to turn signal — eventually

Adding a right-turn signal at 112th St. and 7th Ave. is turning out to be a bit more complicated.

No easy exit from Smokey Point shopping complex

There’s just no easy exit on this one. A reader called in… Continue reading

Is the state Transportation Commission irrelevant?

A report says the citizen panel often is ignored, and its duties overlap with the Transportation Department.

Front Porch

EVENTS Free Thanksgiving feast in Edmonds Annie’s Community Kitchen serves a free… Continue reading

Most Read