Crime

This serial thief took thousands from banks across South Mississippi

COURTESY PASCAGOULA POLICE DEPARTMENTRobert Scott Antrim is shown during a bank robbery July 25 at a Hancock Bank on Denney Avenue in Pascagoula. Two days later, he robbed a Northstar bank in Hurst, Texas. He's now serving prison time for those heists and for robbing those banks while on probation for robbing three other banks in 2008.
COURTESY PASCAGOULA POLICE DEPARTMENTRobert Scott Antrim is shown during a bank robbery July 25 at a Hancock Bank on Denney Avenue in Pascagoula. Two days later, he robbed a Northstar bank in Hurst, Texas. He's now serving prison time for those heists and for robbing those banks while on probation for robbing three other banks in 2008.

GULFPORT -- A serial bank robber who held up banks in Pascagoula and Hurst, Texas, in July will spend extra time in prison for robbing the banks while on probation for three other bank heists.

Robert Scott Antrim, 46, of Biloxi, received an additional two years in prison at a hearing to revoke his probation Tuesday.

U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden ordered the prison term served consecutively to a prison term imposed March 11 for the latest holdups. A federal judge in Fort Worth, Texas, sentenced him to 15 years and eight months.

His prison term is for the July 25 robbery of a Hancock Bank on Denny Avenue in Pascagoula and a robbery two days later at a Northstar Bank in Hurst, Texas.

Fort Worth police arrested Antrim after an officer's license-plate reader noticed a bank-robbery alert associated with Antrim's pickup truck. Police said they recovered about half the money from the heist in Hurst; they said he had spent the rest on drugs and prostitutes.

Antrim was convicted in 2009 of robbing banks in D'Iberville, Picayune and Mobile in 2008. The robberies were among five in South Mississippi within 42 hours. Financial institutions responded by tightening security, such as prohibiting customers from wearing hats and sunglasses.

About 14 months passed between the bank-robbery sprees.

He owes five banks a total of $18,961.

His 65-month prison sentence in 2009 came with a restitution order totaling $9,741.

He owes $9,220 for the latest heists -- $2,540 to the Pascagoula bank and $6,680 to the Hurst bank.

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