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‘Sports cap’ bank robber gets 84-month sentence

By: Penne Usher, Journal Staff Writer
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A Rancho Cordova man dubbed the sports cap bank robber by the FBI was sentenced to 84 months in prison for two bank robberies, including one in Rocklin. Brian Scott Tryanor, 42, was sentenced March 31 for two of seven robberies for which he was responsible, officials said. The case was investigated by the Sacramento Violent Crimes Task Force, which includes the federal bureau of investigation, Roseville Police Department, Amador County Sheriff's Department, Grass Valley Police Department, Lincoln Police Department and Sacramento County Sheriff's Department. Law enforcement dubbed Traynor the sports cap robber because he wore baseball-type hats to disguise himself during the commission of his bank robberies. According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Michelle Rodriguez, who prosecuted the case, Traynor committed seven different bank robberies between 2005 and 2007. On March 2, 2007, Traynor robbed the Golden 1 Credit Union, located at 6839 Five Star Blvd, in Rocklin getting away with $4,900. He robbed the Citibank in Folsom of $3,985. In total, officials report that Traynor stole more than $37,000 from area banks. Traynor has prior felony convictions for prohibited acts with a minor and for possession of controlled substances and was on parole at the time he committed the bank robberies, according to Lauren Horwood of the U.S. Attorney's Office. Traynor was arrested April 2 on a probation warrant. He pleaded guilty July 30, 2007 to two counts of robbery, officials said. However, Traynor also admitted committing the five additional bank (robberies), Horwood said. Traynor has been ordered to pay restitution of $37,650 for all seven bank robberies. After completion of his 84-month sentence, Traynor will be on federal supervised release for 36 months.