career criminal sentenced to over 13 years in federal prison for bank robbery spree
Anchorage, Alaska – United States Attorney Karen L. Loeffler announced that an Anchorage man was sentenced in federal court in anchorage to serve 160 months in federal prison for robbing four Anchorage banks.
On August 8, 2011, Dennis Dale Hubble, Jr., 38, was sentenced by United States District Judge Timothy M. Burgess. He was also sentenced to five years of supervision upon release. Judge Burgess also ordered Hubble to make restitution in the amount of over $14,000 to the victims for the money he stole. The court recommended that the Federal Bureau of Prisons provide the defendant with treatment programs addressing his methamphetamine addiction while imprisoned.
Hubble was charged with robbing a branch of Wells Fargo Bank on November 15, 2010; a branch of Denali Alaskan Federal Credit Union on November 23; a Wells Fargo Bank branch on January 7, 2011, and a branch of Alaska USA Federal Credit Union on March 13, 2011. He was arrested by law enforcement officers on March 16 at Al’s Alaskan Inn, 7830 Old Seward Highway, in Anchorage.
Hubble pled guilty on April 13, admitting all four robberies and a fifth, uncharged robbery. Hubble presented notes to the victim tellers, claiming to have a gun and demanding cash. In the final robbery, he displayed a knife.
In imposing sentence, Judge Burgess found that Hubble was a “career offender” under federal sentencing laws, and pointed to the defendant’s 26 prior convictions, including felony convictions on charges of burglary and assault. Judge Burgess determined that the 160 month prison term was necessary to protect the public from further crimes by the defendant.
The robberies were investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Safe Streets Task Force and the Anchorage Police Department.