Bank robber did it again, just one month into supervised release for robbing 5 banks

Bank robber did it again, just one month into supervised release for robbing 5 banks

(As originally published, Tue, November 21st 2023, 5:24 PM EST; local article here)

TAMPA, Fla. (TND) — A man with a history of robbing banks has been sentenced to federal prison again for his latest heist.

John Charles Anderson, 40, will have to serve 12 more years, followed by five years of supervised release.

He’s already serving three years for violating his last supervised release, which didn’t go well.

Anderson had finished serving time for committing five bank robberies but after a month, authorities said “Anderson armed himself, donned a mask, and robbed a bank.”

That was in January 2022.

The feds said he “pointed what looked like a semi-automatic handgun toward the teller and demanded money and got away with $941” from a SunTrust Bank in Tampa.

They added, “Anderson was identified, in part, by his distinct hand tattoos, which read “KILL COPS” across his knuckles.”

Bank robber did it again, just one month into supervised release for robbing 5 banks
John Charles Anderson “armed himself, donned a mask, and robbed a bank,” a month into his last supervised release, Feb. 23, 2023. (Hernando Co. Sheriff’s Office)

He escaped to Michigan and a week later, he escaped a traffic stop, but not for long.

Anderson crashed into a wall at a gas station and ran from there. Officers found a loaded gun, stolen from South Carolina, in the front seat of his car. Then, they found him hiding in a garage and arrested him.

In July, Anderson pleaded guilty to bank robbery with an assault by using a deadly weapon. Besides prison time, he’ll have to repay the $941 he stole as restitution.

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