NEW ORLEANS MAN, ROBERT TAYLOR, SENTENCED FOR ARMED BANK ROBBERY
U.S. Attorney Kenneth Allen Polite, Jr. announced today that ROBERT TAYLOR, 35, a resident of New Orleans, was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Judge Sarah S. Vance to a term of 170 months imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release. In addition to the term of imprisonment, TAYLOR was ordered to pay $65,505.00 in restitution to Capital One Bank.
On May 1, 2014, TAYLOR pled guilty to armed bank robbery and to violating the Federal Gun Control Law by illegally brandishing a firearm during a robbery. According to court documents, on July 6, 2011, TAYLOR and his accomplices entered and robbed the Capital One Bank located at 6357 Elysian Fields Avenue in New Orleans stealing $65,505.00. During the robbery, the robbers drew, displayed and brandished their weapons, pointing them at customers and tellers, all while demanding all of their money.
This case was investigated by the Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Tony Gordon Sanders, of the Violent Crimes Unit.
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