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bank robbery sentencing for wilmington robberies

January 14, 2013

RALEIGH - United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced that in federal court today REGGIE ANDRE BECKTON, 27, of Wilmington, North Carolina was sentenced by Senior United States District Judge W. Earl Britt to 300 months imprisonment followed by 3 years of supervised release.  He was also ordered to pay $689.00 in restitution to the New Bridge Bank and $2,240.00 to RBC Bank.

On September 12, 2012, BECKTON was convicted on one count of Bank Robbery in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2113(a) and one count of Bank Robbery; Aiding and abetting in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 2113(a) and 2.  According to the investigation, BECKTON robbed the RBC Centura Bank located at 5120 Market Street, Wilmington, North Carolina on August 17, 2010.   On August 26, 2010, BECKTON robbed the New Bridge Bank located at 704 South College Road in Wilmington.

This case was part of the Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) initiative which encourages federal, state, and local agencies to cooperate in a unified “team effort” against gun crime, targeting repeat offenders who continually plague their communities.

Investigation of this case was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Wilmington Police Department.  Assistant United States Attorney S. Katherine Burnette prosecuted the case.



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