West Texas man sentenced for bank robberies

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Associated Press

Posted on October 26, 2013 at 12:02 PM

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — A man has been sentenced to nearly 12 years in prison for three bank and credit union robberies in West Texas in late 2012 and early this year.

Jeffrey Hensley of Lubbock had pleaded guilty in July to three counts of bank robbery and credit union robbery, and he had been in custody since his arrest in April.

The 42-year-old was sentenced Friday during a federal court hearing in Lubbock.

Federal prosecutors say Hensley robbed the First United Bank on Sept. 14, 2012; the Plains Capital Bank on Dec. 8; and the Alliance Federal Credit Union on Feb. 13.

Prosecutors say during all three Lubbock holdups a robber slipped a threatening note to tellers and then fled with an undetermined amount of cash.

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