A convicted armed bank robber is going back to prison. The Trevose man, who robbed two banks and four stores in Lower Bucks, was free for just a month before returning to his old ways.

Senior United States District Judge Jan E. Dubois sentenced Marshall Brooks, 54, to 135 months in prison. Brooks, who pleaded guilty to all six cases against him, faces more than eleven years behind bars.

Marshal Brooks, 54, on video surveillance. Photo via Crimewatch.

Authorities say Brooks would hold a gun directly up against employees and customers. He held them hostage while stealing money and merchandise.

Brooks was released from prison in late 2018 after serving 15 years for previous offenses. In December of the same year, he robbed two banks. By February of 2019, he had conducted armed robberies at stores in Bensalem, Bristol, Trevose, and Feasterville.

“When Brooks was released from his 15-year prison sentence, he had a choice: he could become a law-abiding citizen or he could revert to his criminal ways,” said U.S. Attorney McSwain. “Unfortunately for the victims he terrorized during his crime spree, he took the latter path – the one that will lead him straight back to prison. The streets of lower Bucks County are far safer now that Brooks will be spending the next decade behind bars.”

The Bensalem Township Police arrested Brooks last February. Video surveillance caught Brooks on tape robbing the First Stop Tobacco Shop on Street Road.