St. Paul, Minnesota (KROC-AM News) - A Minneapolis man has been sentenced to federal prison for two armed bank robberies in the Twin Cities and multiple firearm violations.

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The first robbery took place in February 2018. Prosecutors said that 34-year-old Samuel Brantley, and two accomplices, entered a bank in White Bear Lake pointing guns at the tellers and demanding money. Brantley and his accomplices stole around $9,800.

The second robbery took place in May 2018. Brantley, and an accomplice, entered a bank in Brooklyn Center again pointing guns at the tellers and demanding money. The two stole around $88,600. A third accomplice was waiting in a getaway car and they fled.

Later that same month, prosecutors said following a shooting incident near Brantley’s residence, Brantley's acquaintance, identified as ‘the Shooter’, handed off two guns to Brantley. The following morning, Brantly met the Shooter at a restaurant to return the two firearms. The Shooter told Brantley that he had used the firearms to shoot a man the night before.

Brantley pleaded guilty to two counts of bank robbery, one count of carrying a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, one count of conspiracy to commit armed bank robbery, and one count of disposing of a firearm to a felon in October 2020.

He was sentenced to 92 months, more than seven years, Friday.

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