February 29, 2024
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 A person who robbed the identical La Mesa financial institution twice within the span of almost 11 years was sentenced Friday to 57 months in federal jail.

Asim Shakir Daniels pleaded responsible final 12 months to robbing a Financial institution of the West in La Mesa on Jan. 4, 2022, in addition to a Solar Group Federal Credit score Union within the Imperial County metropolis of Holtville at some point earlier.

Daniels pleaded responsible greater than a decade in the past to robbing that very same La Mesa financial institution in 2011 and was sentenced to just about a dozen years in jail.

Within the newest robberies, greater than $23,000 in money was taken.

In response to courtroom paperwork, Daniels entered the Holtville credit score union on Jan. 3, said he was robbing “the place” and informed a teller to “give me that” whereas pointing towards a vault. Whereas staff have been unable to open the vault, they gave Daniels $20,545 from the tellers’ drawers.

The next day at simply after 10 a.m., prosecutors allege he approached a teller window at Financial institution of the West and mentioned, “Give me every thing!”

He demanded cash from the vault, however was informed the financial institution had no vault, courtroom paperwork state, and was given $2,843 in money as a substitute.

Daniels took off on foot, however was arrested later that day.

Daniels and his brother, Akil Daniels, have been charged in a spree of armed financial institution holdups that included the 2011 La Mesa theft.

Akil Daniels was convicted then of robbing a number of San Diego County monetary establishments in late 2010 and early 2011, together with a credit score union in Chula Vista. He was sentenced to extra than13 years in jail.

In response to the U.S. Lawyer’s Workplace, about three months after his 2022 launch, Akil Daniels robbed a Poway credit score union and the identical Chula Vista credit score union he was beforehand convicted of robbing. A San Diego federal jury convicted him of the 2 new financial institution robberies and he was sentenced final 12 months to simply over 9 years in jail.