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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, February 7, 2018

San Antonio Man Sentenced to 10 Years Imprisonment for Series of Bank Robberies

In San Antonio today, a federal judge sentenced 31–year-old David Lee Sartin to 121 months in federal prison for his role in five bank robberies and one attempted bank robbery during the summer of 2016, announced United States Attorney John F. Bash and Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge Christopher Combs, San Antonio. 

In addition to the prison term, United States District Judge Xavier Rodriguez ordered that Sartin pay $26,204  restitution and be placed on supervised release for a period of five years after completing his prison term.

According to the factual basis filed in this case, Sartin was responsible for robberies that occurred at: Comerica Bank in Helotes, TX, on July 21, 2016; Southwest Research Center Federal Credit Union in San Antonio on July 22, 2016; Chase Bank in San Antonio and Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union in Bulverde, TX, on July 29, 2016; Generations Federal Credit Union in San Antonio (*attempted) and Amegy Bank of Texas in San Antonio on August 8, 2016.  During all of the robberies, Sartin wore an olive green/tan suit, a baseball hat, sunglasses and a unique silicone “old man” mask. 

FBI agents arrested Sartin as he arrived at his residence following the Amegy Bank of Texas robbery on August 8, 2016.  At the time of Sartin’s arrest, agents recovered the money stolen from Amegy Bank along with the demand note used and the clothing and mask worn by the defendant during the robbery.

On January 30, 2017, Sartin’s roommate and co-defendant, Jason Lynn Hathorn, was sentenced to 78 months in federal prison for assisting Sartin in carrying out the bank robberies.

FBI agents investigated this case together with San Antonio, Helotes and Bulverde Police Departments.  Assistant United States Attorney Sarah Wannarka prosecuted this case on behalf of the Government.

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Violent Crime
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Updated February 7, 2018