A Ponchatoula man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for a pair of attempted bank robberies in 2013.
Edmund Nunez, 52, went to the Florida Parishes Bank in Ponchatoula on June 15, 2013, and handed the teller a note saying he was armed and demanding money, according to the District Attorney’s office.
The teller said she didn’t have any money in her drawer and would get cash from the drive-through window. She alerted her manager about the would-be robber, who fled while they talked.
Nunez then went to the First Guaranty Bank in Hammond, passing another note to a teller demanding money and saying he had a gun. The teller handed over $1,684 and Nunez left.
Police released stills from bank security footage, and a tipster identified Nunez as the robber, according to a news release. Upon search of his home, police found cash and clothes that matched the security videos.
Nunez pleaded no contest Monday, and 21st Judicial District Court Judge Bruce Bennett sentenced him to 15 years on each count of attempted first-degree robbery, to be served concurrently.