'Froggy Robber' sentenced to 8 years prison
Diego Sanchez-Lopez, the "Froggy Robber," was sentenced to 97 months in federal prison for six counts of armed bank robbery.
Sanchez-Lopez pleaded guilty in August to six counts of armed bank robbery and was sentenced on Monday, Feb. 3.
On Jan. 30, 2018, Sanchez-Lopez stole $6,720 from the U.S. Bank in Scappoose. Banks in Hillsboro, Wilsonville, Portland, Beaverton, and Vancouver, Washington, were also robbed.
Between the six robberies, more than $87,000 was stolen. Four of the robberies took place in a less than two-month span.
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.
The robber earned the nickname "Froggy Robber" for hopping over the teller counter during the robberies.
Witnesses to the Scappoose bank robbery reported that the suspect "jumped the teller counter and threatened bank employees with a knife, demanded cash, received cash and left the bank," noted an FBI news release at the time. Nearby Scappoose schools were placed in lockdown as law enforcement officials, assisted by canine units, unsuccessfully searched for the suspect.
Sanchez-Lopez was arrested in April 2018 while attempting to flee the scene of his final bank robbery, at a Hillsboro Wells Fargo where he stole $33,357.
He was charged in the five Oregon bank robberies in September 2018, but the sixth charge — for stealing $15,400 from the Washington state bank — was not added until later.
In July 2018 Sanchez-Lopez was charged in Washington County Circuit Court with robbery, unlawful use of a weapon and theft stemming from a December 2017 incident. He was convicted on the first count in April and sentenced to five years and 10 months in state prison.
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