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Bank Robber Sentenced To 262 Months

March 4, 2014

NORFOLK, Va. – Phillip D. Bosket, 47, of New York, was sentenced yesterday to 262 months in prison for bank robbery and brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence.

Dana J. Boente, Acting United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia and Royce E. Curtin, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Norfolk Field Office, made the announcement after sentencing made the announcement after sentencing by United States District Judge Robert G. Doumar.    

Bosket pleaded guilty on December 3, 2013.  According to court documents, Bosket attempted to rob a Credit Union and robbed a bank.  The defendant entered a Langley Federal Credit Union on Granby Street in Norfolk with a knit hat covering his whole face.  Bosket saw a security guard come around the corner so he took off running.  As he ran he discarded his firearm and his knit hat.  His DNA was on the hat.  A few weeks later he robbed a Wells Fargo Bank on High Street in Portsmouth.  He entered the bank with a knit hat covering his face.  He brandished a firearm at the teller and made off with over $4000.  The police quickly located the defendant resulting in a high speed chase.  As defendant was fleeing he threw out the bag of money, his gun and his knit hat.  The police followed him on a high speed chase from Portsmouth to Virginia Beach.  The chase ended when the defendant crashed his van into a building. 

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Norfolk Field Office. Assistant United States Attorney William Muhr prosecuted the case on behalf of the United States.

A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia at Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia at or on


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