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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Florida

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Weston Resident Sentenced to Federal Prison for Two Bank Robberies and Attempted Carjacking

A Weston resident was sentenced today to federal prison for two bank robberies and an attempted carjacking.

            Ariana Fajardo Orshan, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, George L. Piro, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Miami Field Office, Anthony W. Rosa, Chief, Sunrise Police Department, and Rick Maglione, Chief, Fort Lauderdale Police Department, made the announcement.

            David Brasher, 36, of Weston, Florida, pled guilty on February 22, 2019, to two counts of bank robbery, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2113(a) and one count of attempted carjacking, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2119(1).  U.S. District Judge William P. Dimitrouleas sentenced Brasher to a total of 66 months in prison, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release.  Brasher was also ordered to pay a total of $18,826 in restitution.       

According to the court record, including the agreed upon factual proffer, on October 30, 2018, Brasher, robbed a teller at a Wells Fargo Bank in Sunrise, Florida.  Brasher gave the teller a note demanding money and stating he had a bomb.  Brasher raised his shirt and displayed what the teller believed was the handle of a handgun.  Brasher fled the bank with $18,613.

On November 6, 2018, Brasher robbed a teller at a Bank of America in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  Brasher gave the teller a note demanding money and stating he had a bomb and a gun.  Brasher fled the bank with $2,815.

            On November 6, 2018, about four hours after the Bank of America robbery, Brasher approached a woman and her minor daughter in a parking lot in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  Brasher raised a beer bottle, demanded the keys to the woman’s car, and said he would kill her if she refused.  The woman yelled for help and her husband, who was a short distance away, ran to her aide, punching Brasher in his head.  Brasher then fled on foot.

U.S. Attorney Fajardo Orshan commended the investigative efforts of the FBI, Sunrise Police Department and Fort Lauderdale Police Department in this matter.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant U. S. Attorney William T. Shockley.

Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at www.flsd.uscourts.gov or at http://pacer.flsd.uscourts.gov.

Updated May 8, 2019