'Froggy Robber' sentenced to 8 years in prison
Diego Sanchez-Lopez, the "Froggy Robber," was sentenced today to 97 months in federal prison for six counts of armed bank robbery.
Sanchez-Lopez pleaded guilty in August 2019 to six counts of bank robbery.
Among Sanchez-Lopez's targets were banks throughout Portland and its Westside suburbs.
He was arrested on April 30, 2018, after robbing a Wells Fargo at at 7200 N.E. Butler St. in Hillsboro at knifepoint, stealing more than $33,000.
Sanchez-Lopez was also linked to bank robberies in Wilsonville, where he stole $26,000 from Wells Fargo at 8699 S.W. Main St. on Dec. 27, 2017, and Beaverton, where he robbed another Wells Fargo location at 6785 S.W. Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway on Jan. 11, 2018, stealing more than $11,500.
He also robbed banks in Scappoose and Vancouver, Washington, as well as Albina Community Bank in Northeast Portland, according to prosecutors.
Between the six robberies, more than $87,000 was stolen.
Sanchez-Lopez will also be forced to pay more than $119,000 in restitution.
In addition to the eight-year, one-month prison sentence, Sanchez-Lopez was sentenced to three years' supervised release.
As a non-citizen, Sanchez-Lopez will likely be deported.
Sanchez-Lopez earned the moniker the "Froggy Robber" because when robbing banks, he jumped the teller counter before demanding cash.
In July 2018, Sanchez-Lopez was charged in Washington County Circuit Court with robbery, unlawful use of a weapon, and theft. He was convicted on the first count in April 2019 and sentenced to five years and 10 months in state prison.
Sanchez-Lopez was indicted on the federal charges for which he was sentenced Monday in September 2018.
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