OAKLAND -- Two East Bay men were sentenced to prison for robbing an Alameda bank in August, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced Thursday.

Oakland resident Craig Goatley, 28, was sentenced to more than 6 years in prison and Berkeley resident Calvin Earl Odom, Jr., 25, was sentenced to more than 7 years in prison, according to U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag.

Both men admitted that on Aug. 3, 2013, they robbed a Citibank located at 1526 Webster Street in Alameda. According to court documents, Odom walked into the bank first and sat down at a desk in the lobby area, pretending to be a customer. Goatley then walked into the bank and to the customer line, where he waited for the next available teller.

When he got to the counter, Goatley brandished what appeared to be a black handgun, pointed it at the teller and demanded money. The teller grabbed money and tossed it to Goatley, who then robbed a second teller. He and Odom, who was holding another employee at gunpoint, fled the bank with about $8,900.

Investigators later determined that the guns used in the robbery were pellet guns.

The men will each have a 5-year period of supervised release once they are released from prison.

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