A 50-year-old serial bank robber who targeted local banks is going to prison.

Tacoma’s Vincent L. Fields, 50, was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Seattle to 15 years in prison and five years of supervised release for armed bank robbery and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence.

Fields, who was arrested last year following a bank robbery in Renton, began his bank robbery spree last winter, robbing a Tacoma Wells Fargo branch on Feb. 15 and a University Place Key Bank on Feb. 21.  On March 7, he robbed a Wells Fargo branch in University Place and attempted to rob a different Wells Fargo branch on March 9, 2017. 

Fields was still on federal supervision for a 2012 drug trafficking conviction. He also has a prior federal conviction for trafficking crack cocaine and state convictions from 1995 for second degree murder and possession of cocaine with intent to deliver.