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Serial bank robber sentenced to seven years

The man who robbed nine banks across western Canada over a two month period has been sentenced to seven years in prison. Shaun Cornish has been in custody since he was arrested in Grande Prairie on January 30th, 2015, and will get three years credit for time served. He was sentenced in Kamloops, B.C. Supreme Court Tuesday.

According to, Cornish managed to steal around $15,000 hitting up banks in B.C., Saskatchewan and Alberta between December 2014 and January 2015.

When caught at the local motel, more than a thousand bucks cash was found in his room, and more in his truck. A fake gun and alcohol was also turned up. Cornish’s lawyer explained his cocaine, alcohol and gambling addictions had caused him to lose his full-time job in Alberta.

Notably, he apparently apologized in six of the nine robberies, but also lost his temper in others. He plead guilty to nine counts of robbery and four counts of using an imitation firearm while committing a robbery last year.

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