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Phoenix Man Sentenced to 25 Years for Armed Bank Robbery

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

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Yesterday, Carlos Devon Lewis, 41, of Phoenix, Arizona, was sentenced by Senior U.S. District Judge David G. Campbell to 25 years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release. Lewis was convicted of three counts of Armed Bank Robbery. 

In late 2019, Lewis and his co-conspirators robbed three area banks at gunpoint. In each robbery, Lewis, fully masked, jumped the bank teller counter, stole cash from teller drawers, and hopped back over the counter while his masked co-conspirator pointed a gun at bank employees and customers. Both then escaped in a getaway car. In total, Lewis and his co-conspirators stole more than $80,000.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, Peoria Police Department, Surprise Police Department and the Phoenix Police Department conducted the investigation in the case. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Tracy Van Buskirk, Emma Mark, and Lindsay Short, District of Arizona, Phoenix, handled the prosecution.

CASE NUMBER:            CR-20-00045-PHX-DGC
RELEASE NUMBER:    2022- 004_Lewis

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Updated January 14, 2022

Press Release Number: 2022-004_Lewis