Man sentenced in Newport News bank robbery

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — A judge has sentenced a Blackstone man to 15 years and 8 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for robbing a BB&T Bank in Newport News back in 2014.

Andre Michael Harper, 36, plead guilty to the robbery on Oct. 27, 2014.

He also received a concurrent sentence of 120 months in prison for possessing and trying to deposit counterfeit checks at the same BB&T Bank and a Money Mart Store in Newport News.

According to court documents, Harper committed these crimes while residing at a halfway house in Newport News.

He was previously convicted of two other robberies in Florida.

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