HARRISONBURG — A Greenville, S.C., man was sentenced to serve 25 years in federal prison Wednesday for robbing two banks, including one in Harrisonburg.
In U.S. District Court, Judge Michael Urbanski sentenced Edward L. Thompson IV, 52, for the two crimes. Police say the man robbed the BB&T Bank branch on Neff Avenue in Harrisonburg on Aug. 3, 2011, after threatening a teller with a gun.
A day earlier, Thompson held up a Capital Bank branch in Greenville.
Police arrested Thompson on Aug. 5, 2011, in Maryland. He robbed the banks of $28,022.