Sacto 9-1-1
July 19, 2013
Man dubbed 'Fedora Bandit' given nine-year prison sentence

A former Carson City man whom law enforcement officers dubbed the "Fedora Bandit" was sentenced today in Sacramento to nine years in prison for three counts of armed bank robbery.

David Griffith Osborne, 75, also will be subject to three years of supervised release following his time in prison, according to a federal Department of Justice news release.

Osborne pleaded guilty in January to robbing Bank of the West in Gridley on April 26, 2010; American River Bank in Rancho Cordova on June 3, 2010; and Chase Bank in Paradise on June 29, 2010.

Osborne also admitted to four other bank robberies: Bank of the West in Grass Valley, on Dec. 22, 2009, and March 31, 2010; Bank of the West in South Lake Tahoe, Feb. 18, 2010; and Bank of the West in Kings Beach, March 9, 2010.

He will be required to pay $55,929 in restitution for all seven bank robberies, officials said.

In each of the robberies, Osborne wore a hat, sunglasses, a fake mustache and goatee and demanded money while brandishing a firearm. He 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, authorities said.

In addition to the seven robberies in California, Osborne admitted that he robbed a Bank of the West branch in Carson City, Nev.

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