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Culver City Bank Robber Sentenced in Additional Robberies


February 7, 2019

Sheyenne Lee Parsons, 38 dubbed on of the “White Glove Bandits” by the FBI was sentenced to nearly 17 years in federal prison Monday for his role in three bank robberies and three business robberies in Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside counties, authorities said.

Parsons is currently serving a five-year state prison sentence for robbing a U.S. Bank branch in Culver City on April 20, 2015, according to U.S. Department of Justice spokesman Thom Mrozek in a written statement.

In August he pleaded guilty to two counts of armed bank robbery and one count of using a firearm in a crime of violence,

“But in a plea agreement, Parsons admitted to participating in three-armed bank robberies and three retail store robberies, two of which were armed,” according to Mrozek.

The crimes took place between April 14, 2015, and July 21, 2015, according to prosecutors. The trio targeted a Community Valley Bank in Palm Desert, a Wells Fargo branch in Irvine, a Chase branch in Banning, a Toys “R” Us store in Redlands, a Boot Barn in Upland and a David’s Bridal store in Ontario.

Two alleged accomplices in the robberies are awaiting trial in connection with the crimes attributed to the “White Glove Bandits.”

Federal investigators gave the suspects the moniker due to their penchant to wear white, latex gloves during their heists, officials said.

According to prosecutors the workers and customers were “terrified.”

In addition to a sentence of 201 months in federal prison, Parsons was also ordered to pay nearly $35,000 in restitution to the banks and stores he robbed.


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