Federal Jury Convicts Fort Worth Man Who Robbed Credit Union in Burleson
FORT WORTH, Texas — After a one-day trial and less than 30 minutes of deliberation, a federal jury has convicted Bentley Mark Jenkins, 46, of Fort Worth, Texas, on one count of bank robbery. Jenkins faces a maximum statutory sentence of 20 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine. He will remain in custody pending sentencing, which is set for January 10, 2014. Today’s announcement was made by U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas.
According to evidence presented at trial and documents filed in the case, on February 9, 2013, Jenkins, wearing a towel over his head, presented a note to a teller at the Educational Employees Credit Union, located at 750 NE Alsbury Boulevard in Burleson, Texas. That note stated, “give me all hundreds and fifty and no body gets hurt.” A teller gave Jenkins all the hundreds and fifties he had in the cash drawer, but Jenkins became agitated and shouted, “more, more, more.” Feeling threatened, the teller gave Jenkins the twenties that he had in his cash drawer. Jenkins then grabbed all of the cash from the teller drawer and fled the credit union.
Burleson Police arrested Jenkins, following a car and foot chase. Jenkins was searched and a large amount of cash was found on his person and in a vehicle he was operating.
The case was investigated by the FBI and the Burleson Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney John Bradford prosecuted.
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