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Man Gets Prison Time for 2016 Bank Robbery

A Rhode Island man is headed to federal prison for robbing a bank inside a supermarket last year. 

The U.S. Attorney's office says 40-year-old Lenin Gutierrez, of Cranston, was sentenced Friday to more than three years behind bars for the December 2016 robbery in Johnston. He was also ordered to pay $2,500 in restitution to the bank. 

Gutierrez pleaded guilty in April to bank robbery. 

Federal authorities say Gutierrez admitted to entering the bank and handing the teller a handwritten note that demanded cash and threatened to shoot the teller if the money wasn't handed over. 

Authorities say he left the bank without showing a weapon. 

Court documents show that a fingerprint lifted from the note was matched to Gutierrez. He was arrested in January. 

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