Twin Cities bank robber sentenced to 25 years in prison

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for Minnesota announced on Wednesday that Richard Alonzo Woods was sentenced to 300 months in prison for multiple armed robberies.

Court documents say that 38-year-old Woods, along with accomplices, robbed three Twin Cities area businesses for over $100,934 in cash and merchandise back in 2018.

In the largest robbery, Woods took over $88,000 in cash from the Bremar bank in Brooklyn Center while threatening bank employees with guns before fleeing in a vehicle.

Woods pleaded guilty to numerous charges on November 10, 2021.

The case was prosecuted through Project Safe Neighborhoods, a joint effort between Department of Justice agencies and local police departments.