Buffalo Woman Arrested, Charged with Bank Robbery
BUFFALO, N.Y.–The United States Attorney’s Office announced today that Adlyn Marie Echevarria Robles, 20, Buffalo, N.Y., was arrested and charged by criminal complaint with committing two bank robberies. The charges carry a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, or both.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Melissa Marangola, who is handling the case, stated that according to the complaint, the defendant robbed the M&T Bank, located at 1580 Hertel Avenue in Buffalo, on July 5, 2013, and the M&T Bank, located at 709 Elmwood Avenue in Buffalo, on July 24, 2013. The complaint further alleges that Robles passed notes to the bank tellers indicating she possessed bombs and that she would detonate if she was not provided money.
The defendant made an initial appearance today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeremiah J. McCarthy and was released on bond.
The Criminal Complaint is the result of a joint investigation by the Buffalo Police Department, under the direction of Commissioner Daniel Derenda and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Acting Special Agent in Charge Richard M. Frankel.
The fact that a defendant has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.