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Chesterfield man gets 15 years in prison after he robbed same bank 3 times

Posted at 3:55 PM, May 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-27 17:37:28-04

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- The Chesterfield man who robbed the same bank three times will spend the next 15 years in prison. Justin Chamberlain, 28, was also order to pay $54,308 in restitution to Wells Fargo Bank and $4,650 in restitution to Argent Federal Credit Union.

Chamberlain was sentenced to 181 months in prison for four armed bank robberies. He had earlier pleaded guilty to the crimes.

Justin Chamberlain

Justin Chamberlain

The first robbery happened June 27, 2015.

"Chamberlain entered the Well Fargo Bank branch on Amberdale Drive in Chesterfield wearing a mask and pointed what appeared to be a pistol at one of the tellers. Chamberlain stated, 'Empty the drawers and no one gets hurt,'" according to prosecutors. "The teller, concerned for her safety and the safety of others in the bank, turned over $6,674 to Chamberlain."

He returned to the bank one month later, wearing a mask and carrying a pistol grip shotgun.

"You know the drill," he told the tellers.

They gave him $22,800.

One month later, carrying the same shotgun, he robbed the Argent Federal Credit Union in Northern Chesterfield.

In November 2015, he returned to the Wells Fargo he'd robbed twice earlier that year.

Wells Fargo

"The teller provided $24,834 to Chamberlain. In addition to the money, however, the teller also gave Chamberlain a GPS tracking device," prosecutors said.

Police followed the signal and surrounded a home along the 4100 block of Paul Hill Road. The SWAT team was activated to help make the arrest.