FAIRFIELD — One of three Vallejo residents who face federal bank robbery charges was indicted Thursday for a March 1 heist at a Pinole bank.
FBI agents believe Kevin T. Buford, 27, served as a lookout during the armed robbery that netted more than $3,200 and that he had cased the bank a few days before it was robbed, according to court records.
The man who went into the bank, pulled a gun and jumped the teller counter, Gary C. Fite Jr., has already pleaded guilty to an armed bank robbery charge. He is set to be sentenced Wednesday. Prosecutors want to lock Fite up for 11 years. Fite’s lawyer is aiming for an eight-year prison sentence.
The getaway driver, Regina L. Dean, has already been sentenced to five years in prison for her role in the robbery.
In addition to the cash, Fite fled the bank with a concealed tracking device that enabled authorities to arrest Fite and Dean in Vallejo minutes after the robbery.
Buford is scheduled to be back in court Sept. 26.
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