A Lubbock man has been sentenced to nearly 12 years in federal prison for robbing three banks.

Jeffrey Hensley pleaded guilty in July of 2013 to robbing First United Bank, Plains Capital Bank, and Alliance Federal Credit Union.

On September 14th, 2012, Hensley entered the First United Bank at 98th Street and Indiana Avenue, gave the teller a note that said “Don’t make me show my weapon.” Hensley put the cash surrendered by the teller into a bank bag and left.

On December 8th, 2012, Hensley went into the Plains Capital Bank at 60th Street and Slide Road and handed the teller a note that read: “Fill the bag with all the money in the drawer – if I have to show my weapon I will use it – you have 15 seconds!!” Hensley ordered the teller to put the money in the bag and lifted his hooded sweatshirt to partially display a firearm. He then left with the cash.

He then robbed the Alliance Federal Credit Union at 66th Street and Indiana Avenue in a similar fashion to his prior robberies, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

On Friday morning, U.S. District Judge Sam R. Cummings sentenced the 42-year-old Hensley to 142 months in federal prison.

The case was investigated by the FBI, Texas DPS, Lubbock Police, and the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office.