A bank robber who was captured after his stolen car crashed into a tree in southern New Jersey has been sentenced to nearly 13 years in prison.

Larry Kearns (NJ Department of Corrections)
Larry Kearns (NJ Department of Corrections)

Forty-six-year-old Larry Kearns of Landisville also must pay $9,458 in restitution under the sentence imposed Wednesday. And once he's freed from prison, he will have to serve three years of supervised release.

Federal prosecutors say Kearns robbed two banks, one in Atlantic County and one in Margate, on Jan. 12, 2012. After the second robbery, he stole a car and drove to a bank in Ventnor, where tried to commit another robbery but fled without any money.

Police then started pursuing Kearns, and he was captured after crashing the stolen car into a tree.

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