- Associated Press - Saturday, November 1, 2014

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - A 34-year-old man convicted of robbing a Springfield bank and plotting to blow up an ATM with a pipe bomb has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.

The (Springfield) State Journal-Register reports (http://bit.ly/1o0Wl46 ) that Bradford L. Moss was sentenced Friday to concurrent 20-year prison terms after a plea deal.

Authorities say Moss was unarmed when he entered a Marine Bank branch on Aug. 4, slipped the teller a note and made off with $2,000.

The 7-inch PVC pipe bomb was found on a sidewalk at the end of July across the street from an ATM. A bomb squad disabled it with a water cannon.

Moss was arrested in Las Vegas.

He told authorities he didn’t make the bomb and obtained it from a source whose identity he didn’t know.

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Information from: The State Journal-Register, http://www.sj-r.com

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