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'Potbelly bandit' sentenced in Bank of America holdup

Original post made on Aug 2, 2013

A bank robber once known as "the potbelly bandit" has been sentenced to more than 15 years behind bars for a Sept. 11 holdup in Pleasanton.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, August 2, 2013, 7:04 AM

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Posted by Convicted but not punished?
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 2, 2013 at 12:04 pm

It says he was convicted and sentenced in 1990 for 115 months, about 9.5 years.
So how did he get out to get convicted in 2001?

And if he was convicted yet again in 2012, should not that be the Third Strike?

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Posted by OK- I guess he didn't waste time
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 2, 2013 at 12:07 pm

IF he spent all the sentence in jail, he then went out and got convicted very fast. Very efficient?
Guess he did not learn anything.

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Posted by Daniel
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 2, 2013 at 12:54 pm

You've gotta be a pretty dumb criminal to rob a bank. Bank robbery has the highest conviction rate among all major crimes. Being convicted in 1990 and again in 2001 should have taught him that, but obviously he's a slow learner. This is his third strike, so he'll have a lot of time in prison to mull over this fact.

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Posted by William Tel
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 5, 2013 at 6:38 am

It's the Obama economy. Even bank robbers have to work past retirement age.

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