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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Arizona

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

84-Year-Old Armed Bank Robber Sentenced to Over 21 Years

TUCSON, Ariz. –Robert Francis Krebs, 84, of Tucson, Arizona, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Jennifer G. Zipps to 262 months in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release. Krebs was previously convicted by a jury for armed bank robbery. Krebs was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $8,385.

On January 12, 2018, Krebs used a BB gun to rob two bank tellers of over $8,000 at a Pyramid Federal Credit Union in Tucson, Arizona. Krebs was arrested the following day at a motel where he had been residing. Krebs has an extensive prior criminal history and was on a term of probation in Florida when he committed this robbery.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Tucson Police Department conducted the investigation in this case. Raquel Arellano and Christine A. Melton, Assistant U.S. Attorneys, District of Arizona, Tucson, handled the prosecution.

CASE NUMBER:            CR-18-00263-TUC-JGZ
RELEASE NUMBER:    2021-051_Krebs

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Updated August 18, 2021