Two young men from upstate New York are facing substantial periods of incarceration in a federal penitentiary after entering guilty pleas to charges stemming from a string of bank robberies. The federal charges were brought in the U.S. District Court in Syracuse. Having now admitted guilt to the bank robbery charges, they await sentencing by the court.
As many as eight banks were said to have been robbed, at least one of which was in a neighboring state. Several of the robberies were in Syracuse. Prosecutors have said the robberies netted the men between a little over $2,000 and up to as much as $4,700. There was no mention of any weapons used by either individual, both of whom are said to be 21 years of age.