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Eastern District of California

Friday, August 12, 2016

"Well Dressed Man" Serial Bank Robber Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — David James Lira, 39, of Roseville, was sentenced today by United States District Court Judge Garland E. Burrell Jr. to three years in prison for robbing five banks in Northern California, Acting U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced. Lira was ordered to pay full restitution to the banks he robbed.

Between December 2015 and January 2016, Lira – using various disguises including coats, fake beards, hats, and glasses – robbed the Umpqua Bank at 1801 Douglas Blvd. in Roseville; the Wells Fargo Bank at 3456 McHenry Avenue in Modesto; the Wells Fargo Bank at 4400 Tassajara Road in Dublin; the U.S. Bank at 2111 Oroville Dam Blvd. in Oroville; and the U.S. Bank at 2175 W. Grant Line Road in Tracy. For some of his robberies, Lira obtained rental cars to vary his getaway vehicles. In total, Lira stole over $31,000.

Lira also attempted to rob the Bank of the West at 1112 Galleria Blvd. in Roseville, and the Delta Bank at 2711 McHenry Avenue in Modesto.

This case is the product of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation with assistance from the police departments of Roseville, Tracy, Oroville, and Modesto; and the Alameda County Sheriff's Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Michelle Rodriguez prosecuted the case.

Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 
2:16-cr-056 GEB
Updated August 12, 2016