Ex-NYC officer sentenced in Pa bank heist

<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image none"><span>none</span></div><span class="caption-text">Rookie officer Christian Torres, 21, had his New York Police Department badge and identification card on him when he was arrested, Muhlenberg Township police said.</span></div>
May 11, 2009 11:47:16 AM PDT
A former New York City transit officer is going to prison for 10 years for the armed robbery of a southeast Pennsylvania bank. Christian Torres was sentenced Monday in federal court in Philadelphia.

Prosecutors say the 22-year-old Torres stole $113,000 in the April 2008 heist of the Sovereign Bank branch in Reading. The money has been recovered.

Authorities say he held a gun on three female tellers, one of them nine months pregnant.

Torres is also facing bank robbery charges in New York.

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