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Mankato Man Gets 97 Months In Credit Union Robbery

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A 24-year-old Mankato man was sentenced to more than eight years in prison Friday in Minneapolis Federal Court in connection with the Dec. 16, 2010, robbery of a credit union at Minnesota State University-Mankato.

Anthony Akiti was convicted on May 25 on one count of armed credit union robbery and one count of obstruction in connection with the incident. He had been accused of driving the getaway car in the robbery after Chop Nguot Tang stole more than $17,000 from the credit union at gunpoint, according to court documents.

Akiti hid a portion of the money from the robbery in his apartment and had his wife get rid of the money away after he was arrested.

According to court documents, Tang robbed three tellers at the Affinity Plus Credit Union on the school’s campus before fleeing on foot. He eventually met up with Akiti, who was waiting in the getaway car. Authorities arrested Akiti on Dec. 22, 2010, after they learned that he owned the car.

Tang was sentenced to five years in prison back in July on one count of armed bank robbery. He was indicted Feb. 8 and pleaded guilty on April 8.

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