A man who teamed up with his girlfriend to rob banks across the West in a modern-day Bonnie-and-Clyde crime spree was sentenced Monday to 22 1/2 years in prison.

A federal judge also ordered Craig Pritchert (search), 43, to repay $206,406.

"I would like to apologize to the bank tellers and bank managers for subjecting them to the experience I put them through," Pritchert said.

Authorities said Pritchert and Nova Guthrie (search) robbed six banks in Oregon, Colorado and Arizona from 1997 to 1999. Pritchert carried out the holdups, and Guthrie drove the getaway car.

The couple were captured in South Africa.