Bank robber sentenced to 22 years in 'Bonnie and Clyde' holdups in Weld County

Partner in crime spree serving time in California

GREELEY, Colo. -  

Joseph Nieto was sentenced to 22 years in jail for his role in the “Bonnie and Clyde” bank robberies in the Greeley area.

Nieto pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated robbery with a real or simulated weapon, class-three felonies. According to the Weld County District Attorney's Office, Nieto was sentenced Tuesday to 11 years on each count, to be served consecutively.

Nieto was previously convicted in connection with bank robberies in California and is serving a 70 month federal sentence that will run concurrent to his Weld County sentence.

According to police and court records, Nieto and Christina Drummond were part of a couple who police and the FBI dubbed the “Bonnie and Clyde” bank robbers. 

Police believe Nieto drove the couple to and from one of the Greeley banks that they robbed.

Drummond was arrested in California in connection with the Greeley robberies as well as bank robberies in California. She was convicted in California in connection with bank robberies there and remains in federal custody.  After completing her federal sentence, she will be extradited to Greeley, where she faces 12 felony charges in connection with the robberies in Weld County.

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