'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. He targeted banks throughout the Portland area during a spree of robberies from November 2017 to April 2018.
On Nov. 27, 2017, Sanchez-Lopez jumped over the teller counter at Albina Community Bank, 2002 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Portland, and robbed the bank tellers at knifepoint, according to court records. He stole $9,710.
In total, Sanchez-Lopez reportedly stole more than $87,000 from five banks in Oregon and one bank in Vancouver, Washington. He was finally arrested April 30, 2018, when officers located him in Hillsboro after he stole more than $33,000 from a Wells Fargo location there.
Sanchez-Lopez will 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 he robbed 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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