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Some $9,300 from Virginia Beach cost this man 15 years in prison

Marquis Larosa Buckley virginia beach bank robberies (Southside Daily photo/Sourtesy of the Virginia Beach Police Department)
Marquis Larosa Buckley (Southside Daily photo/Courtesy of the Virginia Beach Police Department)

NORFOLK — A Georgia man was sentenced Wednesday to more than 15 years in prison for armed robbery of two banks and one credit union in Virginia Beach.

According to court documents, Marquis Larosa Buckley, 41, of Townsend, robbed a Fulton Bank and a PNC Bank. At the Fulton Bank, Buckley stole $973, and at the PNC Bank he stole $8,404.

During the PNC Bank robbery, a teller placed a GPS device within the money given to Buckley, federal prosecutors said.

The device allowed law enforcement to find Buckley and his co-conspirator as they were driving away from the robbery.

Buckley also robbed SPE Federal Credit Union in State College, Pennsylvania, where $7,177 were taken. During each of these robberies, Buckley used a fake bomb in addition to a firearm, prosecutors said.

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