Fairview Heights man sentenced for bank robbery

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EAST ST. LOUIS, IL (KTVI) – A 51-year-old Fairview Heights man was sentenced to more than 10 years in federal prison for robbing a bank in Granite City, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois Stephen Wigginton said.

George Haberhehl Jr. robbed the Regions Bank branch on August 9, 2013. Prosecutors said he walked into the bank and handed the teller a note reading, “I want 35 $100 bills in a bank envelope. Don’t hit the alarm or give me bait money or I will shoot.”

The teller complied, giving Haberhehl $3,400.

Haberhehl was arrested August 20 in a bar in St. Louis County, shortly after robbing the Pulaski Bank in Richmond Heights.

Haberhehl admitted to robbing both banks.

In the Richmond Heights case, Haberhehl was sentenced June 23, 2014 to 10 years in prison.

In the Granite City bank robbery case, the judge said 65 months of Haberhehl’s sentence will run concurrent with the St. Louis County sentence and 60 months consecutive.

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