Robber caught at gunpoint by Troy bank president sentenced to prison

Robber caught at gunpoint by Troy bank president sentenced to prison

Donald Lee, 58, was charged with first-degree robbery after the president of an eastern Missouri bank is stopped him until police arrived.

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on March 1, 2013 at 3:59 PM

TROY, Mo.—A bank robber who was caught at gunpoint by the president of a Troy bank was sentenced to six years in prison.

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.

Police said Lee, who was also wearing a heavy jacket, calmly walked away from the tellers carrying one of the banks’ money bags.

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.

 

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