Man who stole car, then robbed bank, gets 4 years in prison

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A man who stole a car in Massachusetts then used it as the getaway vehicle after robbing a bank in Rhode Island has been sentenced to four years in prison.

Federal prosecutors said Thursday that 28-year-old Cody Toolis, of Fall River, Massachusetts, was also sentenced to two years of probation and ordered to repay the bank the $460 he stole.

Authorities say on April 2 he stole a car from outside a home in New Bedford, Massachusetts. About two hours later he robbed a Bank Newport branch in Tiverton and fled in the stolen vehicle.

He turned himself in about a week later after learning authorities were after him.

Toolis pleaded guilty in August.

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