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Robber sentenced after bragging on radio

SOUTH CHICAGO HEIGHTS, Ill., Nov. 5 (UPI) -- An Illinois man was sentenced to 40 months in prison for his role in a bank robbery after he gave details of the heist on a radio call-in show.

Randy Washington of Dolton, Ill., was tracked by FBI agents who traced his September 2004 call to a local talk radio show, The Chicago Tribune said.

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Washington, 25, then agreed to cooperate in the investigation of the April 8, 2004 robbery of a South Chicago Heights TCF Bank.

Authorities said the crime would probably have gone unsolved if Washington hadn't bragged about it on air.

Two other co-defendants, 26-year-old Tequilla Bardney of Chicago and 20-year-old Keith Jones of Chicago Heights were also given 40-month sentences Friday.

The three were ordered to pay a combined $81,000 restitution.

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