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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Arizona

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Elderly Florida Man Charged With Armed Bank Robbery

     TUCSON, Ariz.  – Robert Francis Krebs, 75, of Daytona Beach, FL., was arrested on Jan. 13, 2018 and subsequently charged by complaint with bank robbery with the use of a dangerous weapon.


     The complaint alleges that Krebs executed a bank robbery at Pyramid Federal Credit Union in Tucson, Ariz.  Krebs approached the teller counter and orally demanded from two bank tellers all of their money and not to use any alarms.  He placed a black handgun, later identified as a BB gun, on top of a small black bag with the handgun pointed at the bank tellers’ torso.  The tellers gave Krebs money (including bait money) totaling over $8000.  Bank tellers described the robber as wearing large brown-rimmed reading glasses and wearing a sport coat.  The Tucson Police Department received information the following day of the location of a man who fit the description of the robber, and Krebs was subsequently arrested.  A subsequent search of Krebs’ hotel room resulted in the recovery of bait money and a black BB gun, similar to the one used in the bank robbery.


     At the initial appearance/detention hearing held today, the court ordered that Krebs remain detained in custody


     A conviction for bank robbery with the use of a dangerous weapon carries a maximum penalty of 25 years of imprisonment and a $250,000 fine.


     A criminal complaint is simply the method by which a person is charged with criminal activity and raises no inference of guilt.  An individual is presumed innocent until competent evidence is presented to a jury that establishes guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.


     The investigation in this case was conducted by the Tucson Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  The prosecution is being handled by Raquel Arellano, Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona, Tucson.


CASE NUMBER:                  Mag#-18-MJ-02822M

RELEASE NUMBER:           2018-005_Krebs


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Firearms Offenses
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Press Release Number: 
2018-005_Krebs / Mag#-18-MJ-02822M
Updated January 23, 2018