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Fedora Bandit Gets 9 Years

The Fedora bandit that robbed banks in Placer and Nevada county was sentenced Friday. United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced that David Griffith Osborne, 75, formerly of Carson City, Nevada, was sentenced Friday to nine years in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release, for three counts of armed bank robbery,

On January 11, 2013, Osborne pleaded guilty to robbing: Bank of the West, in Gridley,  American River Bank in Rancho Cordova, and Chase Bank, in Paradise all in 2010

Osborne also admitted to four other bank robberies and will be required to pay $55,929 in restitution for all seven robberies. The other robberies are: Bank of the West, on Taylorville Road in Grass Valley, in 2009 and Bank of the West, on Lake Tahoe Blvd. South Lake Tahoe, Bank of the West, on Bear Street in Kings Beach, in 2010.

In each of his seven robberies, Osborne wore a hat, sunglasses, a fake mustache and goatee, and he demanded money while brandishing a firearm. Osborne was identified on surveillance images, and after the June 29, 2010 robbery of the Paradise Bank, his DNA was recovered from an abandoned bicycle that he used as a getaway vehicle. Osborne also confessed to the seven armed robberies and also admitted that he had robbed a Bank of the West branch on 2976 North Carson Street in Carson City.

This case was the product of an investigation by the FBI, with the assistance from police departments in Grass Valley, South Lake Tahoe, Gridley, and Paradise; the sheriff’s offices in Placer and Sacramento Counties; and the Carson City Sheriff’s Office.

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