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Robbers admit guilt to Lee bank robbery

September 4, 2003

Lee County-- Two men accused of robbing a Lee County bank have pleaded guilty.

This is surveillance video from Colony Bank on Ledo Road. 53-year-old Ronald Eugene Bender, who now goes by Ronald Nasir Mahdi, and 29-year-old David Antoine Luster, admit they are they robbers.

They took more than $175,000 dollars in the holdup. They also pleaded guilty to stealing $80,000 dollars in a robbery at the HEA Credit Union in Perry. The men face up to 32 years in prison on two firearm counts and a maximum of 25 years in prison for each robbery.

Investigators tied these men to bank robberies in Valdosta, Folkston and two near Jacksonville, Florida.

Posted at 4:15 p.m. by melissa.kill@walb.com