Anthony Larry Masters, 50, was found guilty as charged with one count of Robbery, for robbing a bank, following a one-day trial in Lee County.
The defendant robbed the Synovus Bank branch on Del Prado Boulevard in Cape Coral on May 28, 2019. He walked into the bank and gave the teller a note that read “Give me $20,000 or I will kill everyone.” He did not show a weapon. He took the money and fled.
The Cape Coral Police Department handled the crime scene. The defendant was arrested by the Cape Coral Police and U.S. Marshalls, a day after the robbery, at a home in Cape Coral.
Masters faces up to 30 years in prison when he is sentenced. A sentencing date has not been scheduled yet. He has three pending cases with the State Attorney’s Office for three more alleged bank robberies.