Fairhaven Man Sentenced for Bank Robberies
A Fairhaven man will spend at least seven years in prison after pleading guilty to two bank robberies.
Gregg Miliote, a spokesman with the Bristol County District Attorney's Office, says that 41-year-old Timothy Aadland pleaded guilty on Monday to two counts of unarmed robbery, receiving a stolen motor vehicle, and operating a motor vehicle to endanger in connection to two separate bank robberies in Fairhaven and Fall River.
Miliote says Aadland entered the Bank Five in Fairhaven on November 1, 2013 with note demanding money, and then fled the bank with $2,600.
Aadland then went to the Bank Five on President Avenue in Fall River on November 13, 2013 and once again gave the teller a note demanding cash.
He got an undetermined amount of cash then fled the scene in a gray Hyundai, which had been reported stolen three days earlier in New Bedford.
Aadland was identified as a suspect after police from Fairhaven and Fall River viewed surveillance footage from the banks.
A Fairhaven Police Officer spotted the vehicle on November 19th and arrested Aadland who was driving the vehicle.
After accepting his plea Aadland was sentenced to a term of no less than seven years and no more than twelve-and-a-half years in state prison.
He was also placed on supervised probation for three years upon his release from prison.