Robber caught by bank president gets 6 years
03/01/2013 2:52 PM
05/16/2014 9:20 PM
A bank robber who was caught at gunpoint by the president of the eastern Missouri bank has been sentenced to six years in prison.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the sentence was handed down Friday for 58-year-old Donald Ray Lee. He pleaded guilty last month to second-degree robbery.
Lee was wearing a Halloween mask when he robbed the People's Bank & Trust in Troy on Oct. 30. He demanded money from the teller and put his hand in his coat pocket, indicating he had a gun.
He didn't really have a weapon, but bank president David Thompson did.
Thompson grabbed his Colt .380 handgun and followed Lee o the parking lot. He held Lee at gunpoint until police arrived.
Lee had $4,779 of the bank's money.
Troy about 55 miles northwest of St. Louis.