United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner
Eastern District of California
Stanislaus Armed Bank Robber Indicted
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||
Thursday, August 16, 2012
FRESNO, Calif. — A federal grand jury indicted Lloyd George Kenney, 62, today on charges of armed bank robbery, brandishing a firearm during the robbery, and being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner.
According to court records, on May 25, 2012, Kenney robbed the Tri Counties Bank in Modesto with a handgun pointed at a patron’s head. He was apprehended by Modesto police officers minutes later while attempting to escape in his van. He had two loaded handguns, an additional loaded magazine, and a police radio scanner tuned to the local police frequencies in his van. Along with evidence of the robbery, police found numerous fake identifications with Kenney’s picture, including law enforcement and utility company identifications. It appeared that Kenney was using many different names and addresses. Police also found photographs and satellite images of several California banks.
According to the indictment, in 1984 and 1985, Kenney was convicted of armed bank robberies in California and Oregon. In 1974, he was convicted of felony armed robbery in California.
This case is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigations and the Modesto Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Yasin Mohammad is prosecuting the case.
If convicted in this case, Kenney faces a maximum sentence of 47 years in prison, a $1 million fine, and up to 5 years of supervised release. The actual sentence, if convicted, will be determined at the discretion of the court after consideration of any applicable statutory factors and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, which take into account a number of variables.
The charges are only allegations, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.