Crime

Serial bank robber gets prison for more bank heists

PASCAGOULA POLICE DEPARTMENT 
 Robert Scott Antrim is shown in this survei;lance picture as he robbed a Hancock Bank in Pascagoula on July 25, 2015. His name was unknown at first. He has now been convicted of robbing that bank and a Texas bank two days later.
PASCAGOULA POLICE DEPARTMENT Robert Scott Antrim is shown in this survei;lance picture as he robbed a Hancock Bank in Pascagoula on July 25, 2015. His name was unknown at first. He has now been convicted of robbing that bank and a Texas bank two days later.

A serial bank robber who held up banks in Pascagoula and Hurst, Texas, in July has been sentenced to prison again.

Robert Scott Antrim has been ordered to prison for 15 years and eight months for the July 25, 2015, robbery of Hancock Bank on Denny Avenue and the July 27, 2015, robbery of a Northstar Bank in Hurst, Texas.

A federal judge in Fort Worth, Texas, sentenced Antrim on guilty pleas to both bank heists on March 11.

A judgment said Antrim's prison terms will be served concurrently, but will be consecutive to any future prison term he gets for robbing those banks while he was on probation for other bank robberies.

Antrim had been convicted in 2009 of robbing three banks in 2008. He robbed banks in D'Iberville, Picayune and Mobile. A federal judge in Gulfport sent him to prison.

U.S. marshals brought him to Gulfport on Thursday for court hearings on the status of his three-year probation, which started May 9, 2014.

A final hearing to revoke his probation is set for May 2.

Restitution orders from Antrim's recent sentencings require him to repay a total of $9,220. He owes the Pascagoula bank $2,540 and the Northstar bank $6.680.

Court papers in Texas reveal Antrim told a Pascagoula bank teller to remain calm and said no one would get hurt in that robbery. He drove to Hurst, Texas, robbed a bank there and used part of the stolen money to buy clothes and narcotics.

About 14 months passed between his bank robbery sprees.

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