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Phoenix man sentenced for Arizona, Nevada bank heists


PHOENIX – A Phoenix man has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison
for multiple bank robberies in Arizona and Nevada.

Prosecutors say 31-year-old Pedro Isaac Martinez was sentenced Monday in U.S.
District Court in Phoenix. He also was ordered to pay more than $19,000 in
restitution.

Martinez previously pleaded guilty to indictments out of Arizona and Nevada
that charged him with armed bank robbery, use of a firearm during a crime of
violence, and interference with commerce by violence.

Authorities say Martinez committed seven bank robberies in Arizona and Nevada
between September 2010 and January 2011.

They say Martinez used a handgun in each of those robberies and discharged the
firearm during two of the robberies.