Man Gets 10 Years in Federal Prison for Robbing 11 Banks
Las Vegas, Nev. – A man who pleaded guilty to robbing eight banks in Las Vegas and three in southern California between April and July 2009, has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison, five years of supervised release, and ordered to pay $23,669 in restitution, announced Daniel G. Bogden, United States Attorney for the District of Nevada.
Andre Byron Rogers, Sr, 47, of Las Vegas, was sentenced on April 5, 2010, by U.S. District Judge Philip M. Pro. Rogers pleaded guilty on January 6, 2010, to 11 counts of bank robbery and two counts of attempted bank robbery. In most of the robberies, Rogers entered the bank and handed a teller a demand note which stated there was a bomb planted nearby. Rogers obtained about $24,000 total from all of the robberies.
Rogers was arrested at his Las Vegas residence on July 22, 2009. During a search of the residence, law enforcement authorities found newspaper clippings about the robberies, clothing worn in the robberies, and some U.S. currency.
Rogers robbed the following banks:
- April 25, 2009, Nevada State Bank, 4240 West Flamingo, Las Vegas, Nevada;
- May 2, 2009, Nevada State Bank, 8260 West Sahara, Las Vegas, Nevada;
- May 9, 2009, U.S. Bank, 5940 West Flamingo, Las Vegas, Nevada;
- May 12, 2009, Bank of Nevada, 3985 South Durango, Las Vegas, Nevada;
- May 15, 2009, Bank of the West, 2925 South Rainbow, Las Vegas, Nevada;
- May 24, 2009, U.S. Bank, 2885, East Desert Inn, Las Vegas, Nevada;
- June 1, 2009, U.S. Bank, 29530 Rancho California Road, Temecula, California;
- June 19, 2009, U.S. Bank, 39140 Winchester Road, Murrieta, California;
- July 9, 2009, U.S. Bank, 4840 West Desert Inn, Las Vegas, Nevada;
- July 15, 2009, U.S. Bank, 2211 North Rampart, Las Vegas, Nevada;
- July 21, 2009, U.S. Bank, 3901 Portola Parkway, Irvine, California
Rogers also attempted to rob the following two banks:
- May 23, 2009, Nevada State Bank, 4240 West Flamingo, Las Vegas, Nevada;
- June 18, 2009, Wells Fargo Bank, 1111 West Sixth Street, Corona, California
The case was investigated by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and the FBI, and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Amber M. Craig