MB bank robber faces jail time, must pay restitution

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - A man accused of robbing banks in the Myrtle Beach area has been sentenced to over eight years in prison.

According to US States Attorney Bill Nettles, 44-year-old Anthony Joseph Jennings stood before a judge in Florence Tuesday on armed bank robbery charges. He is also charged with using a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence.

Jennings was sentenced to 105 months in prison, plus five years supervised release and must pay $18,102 in restitution by United States District Judge Terry L. Wooten.

Jennings reportedly robbed four Myrtle Beach area banks between Feb. 8 and April 4, 2011, including Carolina First on 4100 Postal Way in Myrtle Beach, First Citizens Bank on 440 River Oaks Drive in Myrtle Beach, Carolina First on 1801 Highway 17 South in North Myrtle Beach, and BB&T at 2300 Highway 501 East in Conway.

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