Antioch man gets more than five years in federal prison for robbing bank in 2022

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

SAN FRANCISCO – A 29-year-old Antioch man has been sentenced to more than five years in federal prison for robbing a bank in 2022 – a crime he committed mere weeks after he finished serving a sentence for another robbery, according to authorities.

Brandon Elder pleaded guilty to one count of bank robbery last December, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said in a news release.

On Sept. 20, 2022, Elder walked into a bank in San Francisco’s Marina District and demanded $50 and $100 bills, according to prosecutors. He escaped with over $10,000 in cash but was arrested two days later in Pleasant Hill while allegedly shoplifting a videogame console.

Elder committed the San Francisco bank robbery while on post-release community supervision, prosecutors said. He had been released from state custody only 19 days earlier after serving a sentence for robbing a bank in Brentwood on Jan. 26, 2022.

Elder has been convicted of 11 other thefts in state court, including an incident during which he slashed a loss prevention officer with a box cutter, according to prosecutors.

“Repeat offenders like Brandon Elder should not be allowed to continue terrorizing the community,” U.S. Attorney Ismail J. Ramsey said in a statement. “Enough is enough. This office will ensure that criminals like Mr. Elder face serious repercussions for their actions.”

In addition to 63 months in federal prison, Elder was ordered to serve one year of supervised release.

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Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.