- Associated Press - Friday, January 13, 2017

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - A man who wore wigs to conceal his identity during a string of eight bank robberies in New Jersey and New York has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Steven Wisnowski, of Barnegat, was sentenced in federal court in Trenton on Friday.

He previously pleaded guilty to the bank robberies between October 2013 and January 2014. The bank robberies happened in Edison, Brick, Toms River and Aberdeen, New Jersey, and Queens in New York.

Prosecutors say he led bank tellers to believe he was armed with a gun while demanding large bills.

He was caught in Edison after trying to run away from officers who approached him as he left after his final robbery.



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