SAN FRANCISCO—Timothy Wayne Phillips,  51, of San Francisco, was indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly committing three back robberies and attempting a fourth robbery in the Bay Area the United States Attorney Alex G. Tse and Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge John F. Bennett announced on Tuesday, October 2.  

Phillips was charged with three counts of bank robbery and one count of attempted bank robbery. If found guilty on all three counts, he could potentially face up to 20 years behind bars for each count.

Phillips robbed three banks with the first taking place on August 29 at the U.S. Bank in San Bruno. He robbed the Wells Fargo Bank in San Francisco on September 6 and a second Wells Fargo Bank in Berkeley on September 7. He attempted to rob the City National Bank in Walnut Creek on September. He stole a total of $7, 335.90 from all 3 banks.

Federal court records indicate that Phillips was on parole when he committed the robberies.  n 2007, he pleaded guilty to three counts of bank robbery and was under supervised release. His arraignment was held at the U.S. District Court in San Francisco on October 4.