Los Angeles, California - A Kern County man was sentenced last week to 84 months in federal prison for robbing banks in Long Beach and San Luis Obispo County while he brandished what appeared to be a handgun at the victim tellers.

Dino Tabar Trias, 45, of Bakersfield, was sentenced by United States District Judge R. Gary Klausner. Judge Klausner also ordered Trias to pay $4,001 in restitution to the victim banks. Trias pleaded guilty in September 2019 to one count of armed bank robbery.

Trias admitted in his plea agreement that he robbed a Comerica bank branch in downtown Long Beach on January 22, 2019. During that robbery, he displayed and brandished what appeared to be a handgun and demanded that the teller hand over the bank’s money. The teller, fearing for her life, handed $1,156 in cash to Trias.

On December 7, 2018, Trias robbed a Rabobank in Grover Beach. During the robbery, he showed a teller what appeared to be a gun in his waistband while he demanded the teller give him all of her money. The teller gave Trias $2,350 in cash.

Trias has been in federal custody since February 2019.

This matter was investigated by the FBI, the Long Beach Police Department, the Grover Beach Police Department, and the Bakersfield Police Department.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Matthew J. Rosenbaum of the General Crimes Section.