Federal judge sentences man in Kzoo Co. bank robbery

Kalamazoo and Battle Creek
An undated booking photo of Randell Lee Wicks. (Courtesy of the Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office)

An undated booking photo of Randell Lee Wicks. (Courtesy of the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A federal judge sentenced a man to six and a half years in prison for a Kalamazoo County bank robbery.

On Thursday, the judge also ordered Randell Lee Wicks to three years of supervised release and pay $13,836 in restitution for one count of armed bank robbery.

The robbery happened shortly before 5 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Chemical Bank on W. Main Street west of US-131 in Oshtemo Township.

oshtemo township chemical bank robbery
Surveillance photos of the men who robbed a Chemical Bank branch on W. Main Street in Oshtemo Township on Sept. 12, 2019.

Investigators say two robbers, including Wicks, were both masked and armed with handguns. They stole about $13,836 from the bank, according to a federal indictment.

Authorities say that after robbing the bank, the pair ran to a waiting getaway car — possibly a Chevrolet Malibu — in a nearby neighborhood.

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