Third Man Sentenced To Prison In $65,000 CU Heist

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. – The third of three men who robbed a Teachers CU branch of $65,000 received a nearly 18-year federal prison term for the crime last week.

Tremaine Grant, 26, had pleaded guilty to a two-count indictment charging bank robbery with a deadly weapon and carrying a firearm during a crime of violence.

On Dec. 7, 2009, Grant and his co-defendants, Armand White, 24, and Dion Davis, 27, admitted to coming up behind an employee of the credit union’s branch as she arrived for work, before the branch opened. They pointed a gun at her and she let them into the credit union, where two other employees already were at work, and stole more than $65,000.

The men had their faces covered and surveillance video cameras had not yet been turned on for the day. But a Crime Stoppers tip helped police solve the case.

White, who had no criminal history, has received a 10-year sentence. Davis, with burglary and drug convictions on his record, received 12 years.

Grant drew a much longer sentence than his accomplices because of his seven prior felony convictions, including two prior robberies.


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