'No Face Bandit' gets 12 years prison...

'No Face Bandit' gets 12 years prison for 11 bank robberies, in...

There are 9 comments on the Santa Cruz Sentinel story from Apr 5, 2010, titled 'No Face Bandit' gets 12 years prison for 11 bank robberies, in.... In it, Santa Cruz Sentinel reports that:

A Gilroy man who covered his face with women's stockings during armed bank heists in three counties was sentenced to 12 years in federal prison Monday.

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dionisio

Millbrae, CA

#1 Apr 5, 2010
Well it was kind of a consulting job.
The man

United States

#2 Apr 5, 2010
I used to think that robbing banks was a big deal, not to mention using a gun to do so, but 12 years for 11 robberies isn't such a tough punishment after all. I'm glad they "threw the book" at this guy :) I'm sure this sentence is really going to act as a deterrent to other potential robbers out there.
Wescruz

Santa Cruz, CA

#3 Apr 5, 2010
They probably had to make a deal with the guy.
"Plead guilty and we will give you a reduced sentence." Yeah they probably really didn't have an airtight case. Lots of time there is a problem convicting the bank robbers, especially when the person has a disguise or the head covered. Witnesses have a hard time convincing a jury they are right in identifying the perp. Probably alot to this story that we won't learn about. And the reason he only got 12 years. He will probably be out in maybe seven or eight. At least (good news for him) when he gets out he won't be noticed as no one could identify him.:)
More errors Squires

Oakland, CA

#4 Apr 5, 2010
Please proofread your work Jenn. It is getting old. I work with you and have even pointed it out to you before. Please be more carefull. You are embarrassing yourself. Go over this carefully please.
The Five Oh

United States

#5 Apr 5, 2010
Going to Federal prison is easy street. Nice and cush with all the comforts of home. This guys family now has to survive with out his consulting job income.
Reality

San Jose, CA

#6 Apr 5, 2010
12 years - 11 banks. One year per bank....Wow, why do I work two jobs again?
Zyklon

Phoenix, AZ

#7 Apr 5, 2010
A white guy robs a bunch of banks with a GUN, and we get only 6 comments; If his last name was even vaguely Hispanic-sounding, we'd have over a hundred angry t.ro.lls saying this guy was "one of them illegulz" and demanding he be executed immediately.

White men in fancy suits robbed this country out of billions of dollars and you don't even seem to care, let alone do anything about it. Now let's go to Target and oh hey look!'American Idol' is on!
Follow the money

Santa Cruz, CA

#9 Apr 5, 2010
A regular Clyde, a folk hero of the depression area. NOT. And yeah if he was a hispanic illegal I would say deport him!
slightly salty

San Francisco, CA

#10 Apr 5, 2010
So he got just a year or so of time in prison per armed bank robbery? And of course it will end up being less. That's just ridiculous. He made many people fear for their lives. That should count for more. I'm guessing we can expect a lot more robberies with this kind of leniency. It's certainly not the kind of deterrent sentencing we need around here.

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