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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Arizona

Friday, September 20, 2019

Bisbee Bank Robber Sentenced to Nearly 9 Years in Prison

     TUCSON, Ariz. – This week, Gilbert Salaz, 52, of Benson, Arizona, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Jennifer G. Zipps to 105 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release. Salaz previously pleaded guilty to one count of Armed Bank Robbery.

     On April 28, 2017, Salaz walked into the Washington Federal Bank in downtown Bisbee, Ariz., pointed a gun at a teller and demanded money.  Salaz fled the bank after the armed bank robbery, but was apprehended within 24 hours.  

     The investigation in this case was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigations and the prosecution was handled by Micah Schmit, Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona, Tucson.

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Updated September 20, 2019