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Donalsonville bank robbers sentenced to federal prison

Tony Key Tony Key
Anthony Facon Anthony Facon
Recco Collins Recco Collins
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Three bank robbers were recently sentenced to terms ranging from 17 to 37 years in federal prison for their involvement in the February 2013 bank robbery at the Peoples South Bank in Donalsonville.

  • Tony Key - Sentenced to 309 months incarceration in a federal correctional facility and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $43,869.16.  
  • Anthony Facon - Sentenced to 444 months incarceration in a federal correctional facility and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $30,445.86.
  • Recco Collins - Sentenced to 210 months incarceration in a federal correctional facility and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of 30,004 and $45.86.     The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney's Office, Middle District of Georgia, Albany Division.

 On February 28, 2013, during the lunch hour, two masked men, subsequently identified as Tony Key and Anthony Facon, entered the Peoples South Bank located at 305 South Tennille Ave. in Donalsonville, and robbed the institution at gunpoint, while Recco Collins acted as a getaway driver.  

Some of the employees were threatened and bound with zip ties during the robbery. The robbery crew, who stole a bank employee's vehicle, made off with $31,113 but were confronted in the parking lot of the bank by the Donalsonville Police Department.  

They led Donalsonville Police Officers and Georgia State Patrol Troopers on a high speed chase to a wooded area near Spring Creek where KEY and FACON were apprehended. Of the $31,113 taken during the robbery, $23,098 was recovered, some of which was retrieved from the creek.

Collins was later arrested by the Albany Police Department.   

This bank robbery crew was also involved in a series bank robberies occurring in Arlington, Adel, and Ray City.     

 

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