William Russell Evans
THIEF WHO GRABBED $1665 AT BANK GETS THREE YEARS William R. Evans, notorious bank sneak thief who grabbed $1665 from a window in the United Bank & Trust Co. last April 10, was sentenced to three years in a federal penitentiary today when he pleaded guilty of charges growing out of the theft. Sentence was imposed by United States District Judge Roy W. Harper. Evans, who has been involved in bank thefts totaling almost a million dollars, was pursued from the bank and caught by Miss Au drey Lorenzen, a teller, who saw him take the money. His technique technique Is that of a "stickman, a term derived from the occasional use of a stick tipped with adhesive adhesive with which to draw" cur rency within reach. Evans s attorney, Morris A. Shenker, said the defendant usually was a "hard working' man, but that because of a heart ailment, he had been incapaci tated for the last six years. Judge Harper said the only reason he did not impose a longer sentence was because Evans did not use lethal weapon in the theft.