NEWARK, N.J. — A man who robbed four banks during a four-week period last year has been sentenced to nearly 15 years in prison.

James Lockwood received 125-month sentence Monday for the robberies. He also got a four-year sentence for violating his probation from a previous offense.

The 39-year-old Newark man had pleaded guilty in April to the bank robbery charges. He admitted robbing the same bank in Kearny twice, as well as banks in Lyndhurst and Clifton.

Lockwood admitted that he threatened to use force during each robbery while demanding money from bank employees. The robberies occurred between Aug. 16 and Sept. 16.

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