Bank Robber Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison

Anthony Larry Masters, 50, was sentenced to 30 years in prison today, for robbing a bank in
Cape Coral. Masters was found guilty of one count of Robbery following a one-day trial on
February 27, 2020. The defendant was sentenced as a Habitual Felony Offender and Habitual
Violent Felony Offender, which doubled his possible prison time. He was sentenced to the
maximum sentence with those enhancements.

The defendant robbed the Synovus bank in Cape Coral on May 28, 2019. He slid a threatening
note to the bank teller. Masters was handed a small amount of money and fled in his truck.

The Cape Coral Police Department investigated the bank robbery and were able to identify and
apprehend Masters soon after the crime.

Assistant State Attorney Erin Hughes prosecuted the case.

Samantha Syoen
Communications Director
State Attorney’s Office