Man sentenced to 20 years for robbing bank, having pipe bomb

SPRINGFIELD - Authorities say a central Illinois man convicted of robbing a bank in Springfield and plotting to use an explosive device to destroy an ATM has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.

On Friday, Bradford Moss, 34, received concurrent 20-year prison sentences.  

According to police, a 7-inch PVC pipe bomb was found across the street from an ATM in July.  Police say the device was disabled by a bomb squad using a water cannon.

Authorities say on August 4, an unarmed Moss entered a Marine Bank branch is Springfield, gave the teller a note demanding money, and left after taking $2,000.

Moss was later arrested in Las Vegas.  Authorities say Moss said he didn't make the bomb, and obtained the device from a source whose identity he didn't know.
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