Homeless man gets prison for robbing a bank in NM

January 7, 2014 • State News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A homeless man has been sentenced to more than four years in federal prison for robbing an Albuquerque bank last March.

Prosecutors say 56-year-old Sheldon David Weisman received a 51-month prison [auth] term Tuesday.

Weisman was arrested March 15 on a criminal complaint alleging he robbed a Wells Fargo Bank branch earlier that day.

Authorities say Weisman entered the bank and handed a note to a teller demanding money.

Weisman left with a bag of cash and a bank employee saw him drive away in a vehicle with a Texas license plate.

Albuquerque police arrested Weisman after a traffic stop and say the bank robbery note and a bag containing cash was found in the vehicle.

At the time of his arrest, authorities say Weisman was living out of his vehicle.

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