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Oakland Man Sentenced To Over Five Years In Prison For Robbing Five Banks And Attempting To Rob Two Banks In The East Bay

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February 07, 2014

OAKLAND – Amanuel Moreno was sentenced yesterday to 70 months in prison for bank robbery and attempted bank robbery, announced United States Attorney Melinda Haag and FBI Special Agent in Charge David J. Johnson.

In pleading guilty, Moreno admitted to robbing or attempting to rob the following banks:

Date

Bank

Location

Amount Stolen

06/29/2012

Bank of the West

24299 Southland Drive, Hayward

$25

12/06/2012

Bank of the West

4900 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

$506

12/06/2012

Chase Bank

2270 Otis Drive, Alameda

Attempt

12/13/2012

Wells Fargo Bank

950 South Holland Drive, Hayward

$1,541

12/18/2012

Chase Bank

32101 Union Landing, Union City

Attempt

12/18/2012

U.S. Bank

1585 East 14th Street, San Leandro

$724

01/16/2013

Bank of the West

4900 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

$3,321

In his robberies and attempted robberies, Moreno entered the banks and passed the victim tellers threatening notes demanding money. The notes informed the tellers that Moreno had a gun, and in the last three incidents Moreno threatened to shoot the tellers.

Moreno, 21, of Oakland, was arrested on January 25, 2013, by local law enforcement and remained in local custody pursuant to a probation violation. He has been in federal custody since July 5, 2013. The superseding indictment charging Moreno with five counts of bank robbery and two counts of attempted bank robbery was filed on August 1, 2013. Moreno pleaded guilty to all seven counts on October 23, 2013.

Brian C. Lewis is the Assistant U.S. Attorney who is prosecuting the case with the assistance of Janice Pagsanjan. The prosecution is the result of an investigation by the FBI, Hayward Police Department, Oakland Police Department, Alameda Police Department, Union City Police Department, and San Leandro Police Department.

(Moreno superseding indictment )

 

 

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