Man Sentenced to 33-years for Tulsa Bank Heists

Aug 1, 2012

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A Coffeyville, Kan., man has been sentenced to 33 years and one month in prison for armed robberies at two Tulsa banks.

The U.S. Attorney's office says 29-year-old Calvin Shobe was formally sentenced on Tuesday. A jury convicted Shobe in March of conspiracy, armed bank robbery, using a firearm during a crime of violence and possessing a firearm while being a previously convicted felon.

Investigators allege Shobe planned and directed a 16-year-old to rob the City National Bank in July 2011, and manipulated a man with a mental disability to rob an Arvest Bank in August 2011. More than $8,400 in total was taken in both heists.

Shobe's attorney didn't immediately return a message seeking comment left after hours.

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