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Man who robbed banks for dental work sentenced to 16 years

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By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER
Associated Press

HONOLULU (AP) - A 20-year-old man who paid for dental work with money from four Oahu armed robberies has been sentenced to 16 years in prison.

Marcus Kalani Watson was sentenced Thursday for last year's robbery spree.

Court documents say he pointed a pistol at the chest of a Reynolds Recycling worker and threatened to shoot him. The documents say he later posted on Facebook a photo of himself holding a large amount of cash.

An indictment accused him of also holding up tellers at the Wahiawa branch of Central Pacific Bank and the Pearlridge and Salt Lake branches of American Savings Bank.

An informant told the FBI Watson spent some of the $39,000 stolen on an old Lexus and a root canal.

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