HONOLULU — A 64-year-vintage bandit who mentioned all the way through his sentencing that he perspectives robbing banks as “going to paintings” should spend more than 15 years in federal prison.
Wallace Silva went on a criminal offense spree that integrated robbing 10 Hawaii banks of about $30,000 in 2016, U.S. prosecutors stated Monday.
In a handle prosecutors, he pleaded in charge to four robberies and should pay restitution for all 10 holdups.
Silva used to be sentenced in 1997 to about nine years for robbing a financial institution. 5 days after finishing that sentence, he started robbing more banks and was once sentenced to greater than 12 years in prison in 2007 for 4 holdups, prosecutors say.
Four months after completing that sentence, he dedicated the robberies for which he was sentenced this month.
He mentioned all through his listening to that robbing banks used to be like “going to work.”
All Through a few of the 2016 robberies, he gave the teller a observe saying he had a weapon and demanded cash. “I don’t want to take it out,” he told one teller a couple of weapon, in keeping with his plea settlement.
The court record doesn’t point out if he in fact had a weapon.
Tellers instructed authorities the bandit wore an aloha blouse all over a few of the robberies and walked with a waddle.