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Reno Man Pleads Guilty to Bank Robbery

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The U.S. Attorney’s Office says a Reno man has pleaded guilty to robbing a US Bank inside a Safeway last October. 

Authorities say 47-year-old Mathew Eugene Hovious pleaded guilty to one count of bank robbery on Tuesday.

Sentencing is scheduled for June 4, 2018. He faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

According to court documents, Hovious admitted that, on October 23, 2017, he approached a bank teller and said, “Sorry, I have to do this,” then proceeded to give the teller a note that read: “I have a gun and a friend outside. We will use it. Do not pursue. $50s, $20s, $10s only. No dye packs or Transponders. I will kill you.”

The teller put money in an envelope for Hovious and he left the bank. He stole approximately $2,600.

(The U.S. Attorney's Office contributed to this report.)

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