A man from Camden County, who was previously convicted for robbing eight banks in South Jersey, will be spending the next 16 years behind bars for robbing two more and attempting to rob a third in 2018.

For his latest spree, 50-year-old Anthony L. Livingston of Camden was convicted in May 2019 of two counts of bank robbery and one count of attempted bank robbery following a trial in Camden federal court. He was sentenced to 200 months in prison on Tuesday.

Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael Honig says on July 14, 2018, Livingston entered a PNC Bank branch in Gloucester Township; he gave a teller a note that demanded money and then fled with cash.

Ten days later, Livingston attempted to recruit a homeless man to rob a PNC Bank branch in Stratford on his behalf. Livingston, according to Honig, told the man in detail how to commit the crime. The homeless man walked into the bank, told an employee that he had been sent there to rob the bank and that he did not want to do it, and the person who had sent him in was waiting outside.

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Later that same day, Livingston, "recruited co-defendant Laque Hunter to rob the Collingswood Ocean First bank on his behalf, and drove Hunter to the bank. Hunter robbed the bank with a demand note. Livingston served as the getaway driver, and the two split the proceeds," according to Honig's office.

Hunter pleaded guilty in 2019 and is still awaiting sentencing.

Authorities say at the time of these bank robberies, Livingston was on federal supervised release. Just one day before he robbed the PNC Bank branch in Gloucester township, he had finished serving a 220-month prison sentence for eight other bank robberies in South Jersey in 2000 and 2001.

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