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Phoenix man sentenced to over 3 years in prison for string of bank robberies

Jul 25, 2022, 10:18 AM

PHOENIX — A Phoenix man was sentenced to over three years in prison for a string of local bank robberies, authorities said Monday.

Anthony Medina, 36, is scheduled to serve 40 months after he pleaded guilty to two counts of bank robbery, according to a press release from the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Arizona.

He was also ordered to pay full restitution to the banks for money stolen during the heists.

Medina robbed a total of six Chase Bank, Desert Financial Credit Union, US Bank and Wells Fargo Bank locations in Phoenix over a two-month span in 2021.

He was arrested while fleeing the scene of the sixth robbery.

Medina robbed the banks in order to get money to buy fentanyl and methamphetamine, according to the release.

The FBI and Phoenix Police Department conducted the investigation.

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Phoenix man sentenced to over 3 years in prison for string of bank robberies