Guilty of Bank Robbery

Anthony Larry Masters, 50, was found guilty as charged with one count of Robbery, for robbing
a bank, following a one-day trial in Lee County.

The defendant robbed the Synovus Bank branch on Del Prado Boulevard in Cape Coral on May
28, 2019. He walked into the bank and gave the teller a note that read “Give me $20,000 or I
will kill everyone.” He did not show a weapon. He took money and fled.

The Cape Coral Police Department handled the crime scene. The defendant was arrested by the
Cape Coral Police and U.S. Marshalls, a day after the robbery, at a home in Cape Coral.

Masters faces up to 30 years in prison when he is sentenced. A sentencing date has not been
scheduled yet. He has three pending cases with the State Attorney’s Office for three more alleged
bank robberies.

Assistant State Attorney Erin Hughes prosecuted the case.

Samantha Syoen
Communications Director
State Attorney’s Office