Former broadcaster and college instructor Steve Vogelsang has received a five-year prison sentence for a string of Saskatchewan bank robberies in 2017.
With credit for time on remand, the 55-year-old former sports anchor is slated to spend nearly three more years in prison.
Vogelsang entered guilty pleas Thursday in Regina.
Court heard Vogelsang claimed to have a bomb during one Regina bank robbery. In Saskatoon, Vogelsang claimed to have a gun at a TD Bank in July 2017.
Two more Regina robberies followed.
Vogelsang was previously a sports anchor at CKY, which became CTV Winnipeg. He later became news director.
The 55-year-old was also a journalism instructor in the Creative Communications program at Winnipeg’s Red River College.
The former broadcaster has similar charges before court in Alberta related to bank robberies in Medicine Hat.