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Armed Bank Robber Sentenced to Over 12 Years in Prison

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Arizona

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Jeffrey Patterson, 46, of Phoenix, Arizona, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Steven P. Logan to 155 months in prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release. Patterson previously pleaded guilty to one count of bank robbery, one count of armed bank robbery, and one count of brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence.

In early 2021, Patterson robbed six banks in Arizona. In each robbery, Patterson approached a teller and produced a note demanding money. During his last robbery, Patterson’s demand note included a threat to shoot up the bank. After the teller handed him some money, Patterson pointed a handgun at the teller and demanded more. In total, Patterson stole more than $28,000. 

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, Phoenix Police Department, Tempe Police Department, Chandler Police Department, Scottsdale Police Department, Peoria Police Department, and Tucson Police Department conducted the investigation in the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Ben Goldberg, District of Arizona, Phoenix, handled the prosecution.

CASE NUMBER:            CR-21-00231-PHX-SPL
RELEASE NUMBER:    2022- 020_Patterson

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Updated March 4, 2022

Press Release Number: 2022-020_Patterson