A man named Jessy James was convicted along with his father for a string of robberies the pair committed in the Las Vegas area.
The 24-year-old James (not to be confused with the legendary 19th century outlaw) and his "pa," 53-year-old Jeffrey James, stole almost $10,000 worth of loot while committing eight armed robberies - the targets being six smoke shops and two credit unions - over the course of just a month in early 2017, according to the Las Vegas Review Journal.
The younger James will spend two years in federal prison, while his dad will serve 15. The father and son pleaded guilty to the robberies back in April.
During one of the smoke shop robberies, the elder James used a BB gun to threaten a clerk and demand money while his son acted as a lookout, according to the Las Vegas Review Journal. At one of the credit union robberies, Jeffrey James used a BB gun again to threaten a clerk, this time pointing it at a teller’s head while Jessy James threatened another teller by placing a suitcase on the counter and hinting that a gun may have been inside, according to the same report. At another credit union robbery, the son, armed with a BB gun, handed a teller a note that read, “This is a robbery, not a joke,” according to Las Vegas Sun.
In some cases, the pair didn't even steal money. At a smoke shop robbery, the pair used a revolver and left with only Marlboro cigarettes, according to the Las Vegas Review Journal.
The father and son were caught after witness descriptions and surveillance video led police to both members of the "James gang," the Las Vegas Sun reports. They were arrested in a Walmart parking lot.
[Photo: Henderson Police Department]
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