OAKLAND -- An Oakland man was sentenced Wednesday to more than 15 years in prison for robbing a Pleasanton bank, according to federal prosecutors.

Rolland Rice, 62, had earlier pleaded guilty to the bank robbery charge for the Sept. 11 heist at a Bank of America branch at 6005 Stoneridge Drive.

In his confession, Rice said he handed a teller a note that said, "We know where you live and hand over the money," authorities said. He left the bank with $1,700.

Police arrested Rice eight days after the robbery with the help of surveillance footage that captured him at the scene.

U.S. District Court Judge Phyllis J. Hamilton also sentenced Rice to a three-year period of supervised release.

David DeBolt covers breaking news. Contact him in Richmond at 510-262-2728. Follow him at Twitter.com/daviddebolt.



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