TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - A Marana man who unsuccessfully tried to rob the same bank twice in three months in 2009 has been placed on three years' probation.
Pima County prosecutors say 22-year-old Jesse Nolan Gatlin had pleaded guilty to attempted armed robbery. He was facing a prison term of up to nearly nine years at Thursday's sentencing.
Bank employees found a hole in the wall next to the vault door in May 2009. An investigation showed someone had gotten in through an unsecured roof vent.
Two months later, authorities responding to a nighttime silent alarm at the same bank heard footsteps on the roof. They reported finding Gatlin hiding in an air conditioning unit.
The Arizona Daily Star says Gatlin claimed he had financial problems plus a large pending medical bill.
Information from: Arizona Daily Star, http://www.azstarnet.com
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