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Two Sentenced To Decades In Prison For Canyon Country Bank Robbery

Two Sentenced To Decades In Prison For Canyon Country Bank Robbery

Two men found guilty of an armed Canyon Country bank robbery in September 2012 were sentenced to decades in state prison Friday.

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Terion Collins was sentenced to 45 years and eight months, and Lavelle Mosley was sentenced to 33 years in state prison. Both were convicted on five counts pertaining to the takeover robbery on Soledad Canyon Road.

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Three men were accused in what became known as the “flying cash pursuit,” because the armed takeover robbery ended in South Los Angeles with the suspects throwing money out of the window and drawing a massive mid-afternoon crowd.

An hourlong chase ensued after the robbery, which ended when the suspects were trapped by traffic on a busy residential street by cars and throngs of people who ran to scoop up cash thrown out the fleeing vehicle.

Phillip Ely was found not guilty.

A screen grab from NBC's coverage of the flying cash pursuit, a Canyon Country bank robbery

“It’s an appropriate sentence,” said Moira Curry, the deputy district attorney who prosecuted the case. “It’s forthwith, so the county jail will release them to the Department of Corrections sometime next week and then (the DOC) will determine where they’ll go.”

Due to California sentencing guidelines, the two will have to serve at least 85 percent of their sentences before they are eligible for parole, because a gun was used in the commission of the crime.

The two almost received the maximum allowable time, however the judge did not add probation violations onto their sentences. Both defendants were on probation at the time of their crimes.

Related article: UPDATE: Bank Robbery Suspects’ Past Given To Court In Canyon Country Case

In a previous case against Collins in which he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to probation, Collins entered United Commercial Bank in Rosemead on March 5, 2010, with two other men, jumped over the counter and demanded money from the frightened teller.

In both cases, Collins was found hiding from law enforcement officers shortly after the crimes were committed.

In a 2010 case, Judge Teri Schwartz sentenced Collins to probation in a Pasadena courthouse against an objection from the District Attorney’s Office.

Earlier this year, Mosley was charged with possession of rock cocaine with intent to sell, in furtherance of a criminal street gang. He received probation and was sentenced to drug rehabilitation.

There was also a gang allegation in this case, a detective testified all three defendants were members of the Rollin 40s Crips street gang based in South Los Angeles.

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Two Sentenced To Decades In Prison For Canyon Country Bank Robbery

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