WASHINGTON — A man who prosecutors say was on supervised release after being convicted in 19 bank robberies has been sentenced for trying to rob a bank.

Thirty-three-year-old Calvin Kinard Adams of Washington pleaded guilty in January to attempted bank robbery. He was sentenced to five years in prison Wednesday in federal court in Washington.

According to court documents, on July 3, Adams handed a note to a teller at a Wells Fargo Bank, but fled when the teller tried to activate the silent alarm.

Prosecutors say Adams served time after his conviction in 2003 for a string of bank robberies he committed that year in Washington, Maryland and Virginia. Authorities say Adams had been on supervised release for less than six months when he tried to rob the Wells Fargo Bank.

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