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Neuroscience researcher at UCSD is sentenced to more than a decade in state prison for bank robbery

The scientist Karl Doron carried out a series of bank heists throughout the county of San Diego, including Chula Vista.
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A week before Karl Doron’s arrest in 2019, the FBI released these surveillance images.

Karl Doron, a former postdoctoral neuroscience researcher at UCSD who carried out a series of bank heists throughout the county of San Diego is sentenced to more than a decade in state prison.

Doron pleaded guilty earlier this year to nearly a dozen robbery and attempted robbery counts stemming from a string of bank robberies he committed between December 28th 2018 to spring 2019 in parts of San Diego, as well as Chula Vista.

He was arrested on March 5th, 2019 upon leaving the Navy Federal Credit Union in Sorrento Valley after he demanded cash from employees.