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Tucson serial bank robber sentenced to more than seven years in prison

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Posted at 4:42 PM, Mar 12, 2024
and last updated 2024-03-13 12:22:23-04

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — A man considered a serial bank robber was sentenced last month to over seven years in prison.

53-year-old James Valentine Siehien pled guilty to stealing almost $9,000 from multiple Tucson banks in the fall 2021, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Arizona.

During an collaborative investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Tucson Police Department, detectives found Siehien used what seemed to be explosive device at one robbery — which law enforcement now know was fake — and an axe at another.

He is set to spend 87 months in prison followed by a five-year term of supervised release.