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“Well dressed” bank robber from Roseville sentenced

A serial bank robber, dubbed the “Well Dressed Man” by law enforcement authorities, was sentenced Friday to three years in prison.

U.S. District Judge Garland E. Burrell Jr. also ordered David James Lira, 39, of Roseville to make full restitution to the five Northen California banks he robbed, according to a U.S. Attorney’s Office news release. In all, he stole more than $31,000, authorities said.

During December and January, Lira – using various disguises including coats, fake beards, hats and glasses – robbed the Umqua Bank at 1801 Douglas Blvd., in Roseville; the Wells Fargo Bank, 3456 McHenry Ave., Modesto; the Wells Fargo Bank, 4400 Tassajara Road, Dublin; the U.S. Bank, 2111 Oroville Dam Blvd., Oroville; and the U.S. Bank, 2175 W. Grant Line Road, Tracy.

For some of his robberies, Lira obtained rental cars to vary his getaway vehicles, authorities said.

Lira also attempted to rob the Bank of the West, 1112 Galleria Blvd., in Roseville, and Delta Bank, 22711 McHenry Ave., Modesto.

The case resulted from an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department, and the Roseville, Tracy, Oroville and Modesto police departments.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy