A Kern County man tied to bank robberies in Grover Beach and Long Beach was sentenced Monday to seven years in federal prison, officials say.
Dino Tabar Trias, 45, of Bakersfield was arrested in February of 2019 in connection with a bank robbery in January of that year in Long Beach and one in December 2018 at Rabobank on West Grand Avenue in Grover Beach.
The U.S. Department of Justice says he pleaded guilty last September to one count of armed bank robbery and during sentencing Monday, was ordered by United States District Judge R. Gary Klausner to pay $4,001 in restitution to the banks he robbed.
Officials say Trias admitted to getting away with $1,156 in cash from a Comerica bank branch in downtown Long Beach Jan. 22, 2019 after pulling out "what appeared to be a handgun" and demanding the teller hand over money.
Officials say he also got away with $2,350 in cash from Grover Beach's Rabobank branch on Dec. 7, 2018 after "showing the teller what appeared to be a gun in his waistband while he demanded (she) give him all of her money."
Trias has reportedly been in federal custody since his arrest last year.
Grover Beach police assisted the FBI and Long Beach and Bakersfield police departments with the investigation.