Man dubbed "rush hour robber" sentenced in Warren County

WARREN COUNTY, OH (FOX19) - A Warren County man dubbed by authorities as the "rush hour robber" because of his history of robbing banks near the end of the workday was sentenced on Monday to eight years in prison.

Stuart Vance, 39, of Clarksville, was sentenced on two counts of Aggravated Robbery, two counts of Receiving Stolen Property, and one count of Attempted Burglary for the crimes committed four years ago in Warren County. He pled guilty to the charges last month.

Warren County Common Pleas Judge Neal Bronson ordered the eight-year sentence to run consecutive to the time Vance is currently serving in an Indiana prison for burglary.  Bronson also sentenced Vance to make restitution to the banks.

Telling bank employees he was armed, Vance robbed People's Bank in Mason of $2,950 and National City Bank in Mason of $2,635 in September and October of 2008. Also in September of 2008, he also attempted to break glass and enter an occupied Mason residence, and in November police found in Vance's possession blank checks and credit cards missing from Clearcreek Township homes.

After an investigation in Warren County, Vance is now facing bank robbery charges in Hamilton and Montgomery Counties and is a suspect in bank robberies in Louisiana and Mississippi.

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