Former Marine Bank Robbers Sentenced

Both assigned to multiple years in prison

By Sarah Grieco
|  Friday, Dec 16, 2011  |  Updated 4:19 PM PDT
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Two Marines who robbed a La Mesa bank last year were sentenced to multiple years in jail by a federal judge Friday afternoon.

Dontae Lasker, 27, was sentenced to 10 years in custody. His partner in crime, 24-year-old Davon Darden, was given seven years in prison.

In addition to the custodial sentence, Judge Dana M. Sabraw ordered that Lasker and Darden pay $2,714.50 in restitution to the victim bank.

On October 30, 2010, the pair entered California Coast Credit Union located at 8002 La Mesa Blvd. Wearing ski masks. Both of the men demanded money from two of the bank tellers at gunpoint. The tellers handed them more than $9,500 from the cash drawers, including several bait bills.

Lasker and Jacques were arrested later that evening.

The FBI obtained confessions from both defendants. At the time of the offense, the defendants were enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and stationed at MCAS Miramar.

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