SAN FRANCISCO — A New Jersey native received two years in federal prison for robbing six banks in 2021, when he was homeless and living in the Bay Area, court records show.
Christian Plummer was sentenced last month by U.S. District Judge Edward Chen, court records show. He pleaded guilty to a count of bank robbery last August.
Prosecutors said in court records Plummer got a total of $7,900 from the six robberies. He threatened to shoot clerks in the face, and in multiple cases, claimed to have a bomb, but didn’t actually bring weapons or explosives, according to court records.
His attorney, Assistant Federal Public Defender Angela Chuang, wrote in court records that Plummer had recently moved to the Bay Area from New Jersey, had no family ties in Northern California, and was struggling with mental illness and drug addiction on top of being unhoused.
“It is the combination of these trying circumstances — desperation for money to buy food, drugs, and a place to stay amidst deteriorating mental health and the influence of meth — that led him to commit the unarmed bank robberies in 2021 that now bring him before this Court for his first criminal conviction ever,” Chuang wrote.
Both prosecutors and defense attorneys agreed to the two-year prison term, court records show.
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