Nordick Pleads Guilty to Robbing Union Bank and Trust on Downtown Mall

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The man charged with robbing Union Bank and Trust on the Downtown Mall then holding Charlottesville's SWAT team at bay in a stand-off in 2016 now admits he did it.

Thursday afternoon, 40-year-old Cole Nordick pleaded guilty to one bank robbery charge in Charlottesville Circuit Court. 

Nordick hid out at a home along 6th Street in Charlottesville after robbing the bank on January 4, 2016. He was taken into custody the next day after a stand-off with police that lasted a little over 3 hours.

Police say the robbery netted him less than $600.

Nordick will be sentenced in February 2018 and is expected to serve at least eight years in prison.