Providence man gets 5 years for second bank robbery

A Seekonk man is heading to federal prison
A Seekonk man is heading to federal prison (MGN)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE)– A Providence man was sentenced to five years in federal prison today for robbing a bank in May 2018.

Federal prosecutors said 51-year-old David L. Evans  has a lengthy record of crime, spending most of his adult life incarcerated. Past arrests and convictions Evans has faced include charges related to firearms, drugs, assault, domestic assault, breaking and entering.

This was Evans second conviction for bank robbery. Investigators said he had previously faced charges for robbing a bank branch at Warwick supermarket in March 2010.

Court documents for the latest charge claim Evans handed over a note to a teller at a Santander Bank in Providence, demanding money before making off with $568.

According to a statement from U.S. Attorney Aaron Wesiman, Evans did nothing to conceal his identity during the robbery. Investigators were able to use surveillance footage to confirm it was Evans.

He pleaded guilty to the bank robbery in February. Along with a 60 month sentence, Evans received three years of supervised release and was ordered to pay $568 in restitution to Santander Bank.

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