MIRAMAR MAN ARRESTED AND CHARGED IN ARMED BANK ROBBERY
Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and John V. Gillies, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Miami Field Office, announced today that Jesse Gregg, 26, of Miramar, was arrested without incident yesterday evening by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in connection with an armed bank robbery. On November 23, 2010 Gregg was charged in a criminal complaint with armed bank robbery, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 2113(a) and 2113(d), and with possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 924(c).
Gregg made his initial appearance in court this afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Judge Peter R. Palermo. A pre-trial detention hearing has been scheduled for December 10, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. before U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert L. Dubé.
According to the affidavit filed in support of the criminal complaint, the armed robbery occurred on Friday, November 19, 2010, at a Bank of America branch on NW 186th Street in Miami Lakes. Gregg allegedly entered the bank and stood in the teller line. When called to the teller counter, Gregg passed the teller a handwritten note reading: “Give me all the money I have a gun.” The branch manager then approached Gregg to investigate. Gregg pulled a handgun out of his waistband, pointed it at the branch manager, and warned the branch manager to “stay back.” Gregg then left the bank on foot.
According to the affidavit, the branch manager was later presented with a photo array, from which he identified Gregg as the robber. Gregg was then arrested.
Mr. Ferrer commended the investigative efforts of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the South Florida Violent Crimes Task Force for their work on this case. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Seth M. Schlessinger.
A complaint is only an accusation, and a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida at http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/fls. Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at http://www.flsd.uscourts.gov or on http://pacer.flsd.uscourts.gov.