'Clean Cut' Bandit Who Robbed Elk Grove, Bay Area Banks Sentenced to 30 Years

A suspect who plead guilty to a series of Bay Area bank robberies and one in Elk Grove was sentenced today in San Francisco.

Darious Gilbert, the so-called "Clean Cut Bandit" who escaped custody while transferring to a halfway house after serving a prior sentence in federal prison for bank robbery, pleaded guilty on May 10, 2016, to five counts of armed bank robbery, three counts of unarmed bank robbery, escape, being a felon in possession of a firearm, and using, carrying, or possessing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence. 

Shortly after his escape, Gilbert robbed eight banks in the Bay Area and one in Elk Grove, between March and June 2015. During three of the robberies, Gilbert pointed a gun at tellers and bank managers. He brandished a knife during two of the robberies, and verbally threatened tellers in four of the robberies. In total, Gilbert took $148,090 from the nine banks.

Along with the prison term, Gilbert was ordered to pay over $148,000 in restitution for the bank robberies.

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