FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
TUESDAY - September 30, 2008
BANK ROBBER SENTENCED TO 22 YEARS IN PRISON
RALEIGH - Acting United States Attorney John S. Bruce announced that in federal court here today United States District Judge Terrence W. Boyle sentenced JEREMY ALEXANDER DOE, 23, of Jacksonville, Florida, to 22 years’ imprisonment followed by three years supervised release.
A Federal Grand Jury returned a Criminal Indictment on March 5, 2008, charging armed bank robbery and use and carrying of a firearm in relation to a crime of violence. On June 27, 2008, DOE pled guilty at his arraignment to the charges.
According to the evidence presented in Court, on December 4, 2007, DOE entered the Ridge Road First Citizens Bank in Raleigh, North Carolina and entered the line for a teller. Once at a teller station and after asking about employment opportunities at the bank, he withdrew a Lorcine, .380 semi-automatic handgun and ordered the teller to fill his bag with money. DOE ordered everyone in the bank to the floor and went to the manager’s office where he held the gun to the manager’s head and ordered her to assist the teller in putting the money in the bag. DOE escaped with $15,855.24. DOE was apprehended after a witness provided the Raleigh Police Department with the license plate number of the getaway vehicle.
Mr. Holding commented: “We applaud the sentence imposed by the Court in this case. Mr. Doe jeopardized the safety and security of bank employees and of bank customers present at the time. We hope the Court’s sentence sends the message that bank robbery is a crime which, literally, does not pay.”
Investigation of the case was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Raleigh Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Yvonne Watford-McKinney served as prosecutor for the government.
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