"Fedora Bandit" Sentenced to 9 Years in Prison

Jul 19, 2013 2:50 PM

David Griffith Osborne, infamously known by law enforcement as the “Fedora Bandit”, was sentenced today to nine years of prison for three counts of armed robbery. His sentenced is to be followed by three years of supervised release.

On January 11, 2013, Osborne pleaded guilty to robbing the following banks:

Bank of the West, 34 East Gridley Road, Gridley, April 26, 2010;

American River Bank, 9750 Business Park Drive, Rancho Cordova, June 3, 2010;

Chase Bank, 6669 Clark Road, Paradise, June 29, 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, 736 Taylorville Road, Grass Valley, December 22, 2009 and

March 31, 2010;

Bank of the West, 2160 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, Feb. 18, 2010;

Bank of the West, 200 Bear Street, Kings Beach, March 9, 2010.

In each of his seven robberies, Osborne wore a fedora hat, sunglasses, a fake mustache and goatee. According to the State Attorney General’s press release. Osborne brandished a gun in the robberies while demanding money. 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 admitted that he had robbed a Bank of the West branch on 2976 North Carson Street, in Carson City.

Several regional and national law enforcement agencies assisted in the investigation and arrest of Osbourne, including the FBI and 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 also assisted in the case.


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