DC man gets 8+ years for bank robbery

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- A DC man has been sentenced to an 8 ½-year prison term on two counts of bank robbery stemming from a pair of hold-ups committed in downtown Washington on the same day.

Clyde Lacy Rattler, 56, was sentenced Tuesday for his role in two August 2013 bank robberies.

Officials say that on Friday, Aug. 2, Rattler approached the teller station at the United Bank, in the 1600 block of K Street NW, and told the teller he had a gun and wanted money in large denominations. The teller gave Rattler multiple clips of $100 and $50 bills, and he exited the bank, officials say. The loss to the bank was later determined to be $1,650.

Around 5 p.m. the same day, Rattler approached the teller station at the TD Bank, in the 1000 block of 15th Street NW, and told the teller he had a gun and a bomb, and he wanted money in large denominations, officials say. The teller gave him money, and he exited the bank. The loss to the bank was later determined to be $1,141.

Rattler was found guilty of the robberies in January. In 2005, he was convicted of three bank robberies and one attempted bank robbery.


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