U.S. Attorney Dana J. Boente announced Monday a man from Portsmouth was sentenced to 15 years in prison for six armed robberies of financial institutions.
Twenty-six-year-old Rashad Harris conspired with others to rob an Advance America Cash Advance store and three Title Max stores. Harris and his co-conspirators also committed an armed robbery at Chesapeake BB&T bank and Portsmouth Wells Fargo bank.
Harris and his co-conspirators would enter the banks, brandish firearms and demand money. Follows the Wells Fargo robbery, a teller noticed the note from Harris was actually a “starter checked” issued by the bank to Harris.
The tellers found an image of Harris on his Facebook page and determined that he was the same person who robbed the bank.
In addition to the prison term, Harris was ordered to pay $12,428 in restitution.